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John Sayles

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I've always felt like I was on the margins. Once upon a time that's what independent used to mean.

— John Sayles

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For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie.

— John Sayles

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I always feel that there are no final victories and no final defeats. But it's true that America is in a hole right now. There are a lot of dead fish in the water.

— John Sayles

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I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.'

— John Sayles

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I figured, 'When is that ever going to happen again?'. So I basically set out the opposite way movies are made; I set out with a budget first. I said, 'What can I do well for $40,000?'.

— John Sayles

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I like to act. I work for scale. I don't have an acting agent. I'm in the book.

— John Sayles

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I made it about a three-day weekend so people wouldn't have to change their clothes a lot. We didn't have an art department; we didn't have a make-up department.

— John Sayles

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I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente.

— John Sayles

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I probably wouldn't have done as many as I did in one year, which I did when I was trying to raise money.

— John Sayles

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If you write a movie for Roger Corman, it's going to get made. You saw it almost the next day.

— John Sayles

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About John Sayles

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He used the money to partially fund the fantasy The Brother from Another Planet a film about a black three-toed slave who escapes from another planet and finds himself at home among the people of Harlem. [citation needed] Sayles gets the rest of his funding by working as a script doctor; he did rewrites for Apollo 13 and Mimic. In 1983 after the films Baby It's You (starring Rosanna Arquette) and Lianna (a story in which a married woman becomes discontented with her marriage and falls in love with another woman) Sayles received a MacArthur Fellowship.

John Thomas Sayles (born September 28 1950) is an American independent film director screenwriter and author.

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