Boa, Wallace. Me fez lembrar uma entrevista dada por ele em que Gray fala exatamente sobre isso. Numa rápida pesquisa, encontrei o trecho exato:
"I think I’m a very American director, but I probably should have been making movies somewhere around 1976. I never left the mainstream of American movies, the American mainstream left me. What I’m doing is an attempt to continue the best work of the people I adore — Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman and Stanley Kubrick and those amazing directors whose work I grew up with and adored."