Acclaimed movie director Martin Scorsese is ditching big-budget epic productions in favour of making cheaper, more personal films.
The 61-year-old says, "I'm looking forward to making pictures that have a little smaller budget and taking different stories and going that way.
"As HARVEY WEINSTEIN said to me this morning, 'If you want to do a film that is kind of dark or violent for $20 million (GBP11.1 million) or something, fine. Shoot it in 30 days.'
"But if you are going to do something for $100 million (GBP55.5 million) or $110 million (GBP60 million), it alters your subject matter and how you present the subject matter.
"And you know, as I get older too, I don't know if there is any room for me, in a way, with what is happening."06/10/2004 17:52