`Having suffered through more than his share of studio executives penny-pinching his films into oblivion, he finds it hard to sympathise with their anguished bleatings over how pirating of movies is driving them to the poor house.
“It’s hard for me to worry about the studios losing money. I’m not very sympathetic to their money problems, because they certainly haven’t been sympathetic to mine.
“When you look at one of their accounting sheets you realise you’re never going to see a penny, so if someone wants to rip them off that’s fine with me.
“If you’re going to pirate, though, make sure the quality’s good. Have some respect for what you’re pirating!”‘