Author: Gillian Armstrong
I do think the moral line you walk all the time about putting something in for the sake of the film and not being affected by people's lives is a very tough one.
There are really only a handful of directors who have a final cut clause in Hollywood. You only get that power if you've made a couple of hundred-million-dollar successes.
'Little Women' has interesting gender connotations. There are generations of women who love the book. But there are a lot of men who think it's sentimental, gooey stuff.