Werner Herzog and movies as a corporate product

Q: So if someone gives you $150 million for a film, that’d become essentially a corporate product.

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Herzog: Not necessarily. If you give me $150 million and never show up again [laughs], I would deliver something big and beautiful. But when you have to deal with a corporate world and every single line of dialogue has have the approval of a boardroom decision, then you are probably having too many limitations. And it becomes lifeless very easily. This is why all of these films, many of the big films that the industry creates, are very predictable and very much in a format that is ironclad. It’s not a kind of filmmaking for me.

source : http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/werner-herzog-interview-master-class-1201706508/