It was a day of fiery pressconferences in
Flanked by William Jimeno and John McLoughlin, the
"There was no room. These men sitting with me and their wives have neverexpressed their political feelings and their sentiments. That is anothermovie...maybe one day I would be privileged enough to do it."
The filmmaker and
World Trace Center has alreadygrossed more than $60m in the
Immediately after Stone left the stage, he was succeeded by Paul Verhoeven. The Dutch director took an altogether morepessimistic view of human nature. His new film Black Book is set in the
"Human beings, be they Americans or Dutch - or probably even the Italians- they are all the same. In these circumstances, there is a rudeness andcruelty that is predominant in the human being," Verhoevensaid.
Black Book is currently being circledby US buyers. Producer San Fu Maltha is confident ofsecuring an American deal either in
Next up on stage, Spike Lee launched a bitter assault on the Bushadministration for its response to Hurricane Katrina in
Lee is now seeking European theatrical distribution for the film. Meanwhile, heis rushing the DVD release in the
The one positive Lee drew from the disaster in