Brambilla gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses why he turned his back on Hollywood and went to the art world.
Once I realized the importance of marketing and the importance of everything other than the content itself, I didn’t last very long. I just had a sense that it wasn’t really fulfilling for me creatively and I went back to making things that were more personal and that I was more passionate about. I didn’t feel like it was a filmmaker’s medium anymore in 1993. It was becoming much more of a producer’s medium. Now I would say that it’s not even a producer’s medium anymore, it’s more of a marketing department’s medium. Now the film business has kind of split into these two worlds, very much like the art world.