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OW: My first picture would never have been made if the producer had lived in Hollywood, or had any knowledge of Hollywood. It was a total accident; a total piece of luck, like winning a jackpot from a quarter. It couldn't go on, and I knew that.
ET: You've been quoted as saying "We live here in Hollywood, in a snakepit."
OW: Oh yes, well I've always hated Hollywood, but then I hate almost everything in the modern world. Hollywood is simply the most pleasant place to live in left.
ET: You've been quoted as saying "I really shouldn't have stayed in this business because it's too ridiculous. What should you have done?
OW: I had a lot of options open. Everybody does. Anybody who has enough sense to make a movie can make a lot of other things, and I should have left right away because I saw right at the beginning that, like Vegas, the odds are against the player, and are by the nature of moviemaking. What's wrong with Hollywood is that it's just another marketplace, and the marketplace is always the enemy of the artist.
ET: As an artist, do you feel you have no place in Hollywood?
OW: Not no place, but if they don't like what you do...I was going to show them that they were wrong, and I've spent the rest of my life showing people, trying to prove that what is said is wrong, and that's been an enormous waste of spirit and of energy.