In a 1963 issue of the British magazine Films and Filming, J. Lee Thompson writes about his own burgeoning filmography, his new movie Taras Bulba and the importance of putting characters before spectacle. Covering Cape Fear and Tiger Bay (both playing soon at the New Bev), the director also discusses his driving force to show real world social issues on screen. It’s a quick, insightful read before embarking on our month-long J. Lee Thompson Film Festival!
“I am a pacifist. If there was another war I don’t think I would go to it.” – J. Lee Thompson
“Unfortunately, in many of my films nobody sees what I’m trying to say! In every film I do I hold on to something, some social problem.” – J. Lee Thompson