Orson Welles speech when he received his AFI Lifetime Achievement award. ST thinks its so strange how Hollywood loves to pat and stroke the very dog it beat so savagely. And how that dog…conscious of its abuse still must return to eat the scraps. And can you blame them? You can’t. The trajectory of American directors who insist on maintaining their idiosyncratic style is unpredictable and dangerous. It’s a game our greatest talent usually loses. There are many living examples. Tired of the endless fight…they give in…and start making films like everyone else. ST understands needing to do this but commends those who do not…or find a way to stay afloat.