KW: Ling-Ju Yen was wondering whether since winning your Academy Award for Best Director you feel pressure from either people at home or from the media that, from this point on, every single movie you make has got to be Oscar-worthy?
AL: I don,t think anybody,s saying that I have to win an Oscar or have to shoot for it. But I just came back from the Cannes Film Festival, and they certainly talk about it. So, that,s a kind of pressure, but only my personal feelings. If I can put that aside, I don,t think anybody really gets upset. [Chuckles]. It,s not like the sort of pressure the Lakers feel playing for the City of Los Angeles. With a movie, people sometimes speculate about whether an actor or actress who did a good job might get nominated. It,s a plus for the project, but you don,t always aim for the awards.