DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Joel Schumacher was a master of the modern blockbuster. The director made "Batman Forever," "The Phantom Of The Opera," "Flatliners," "The Lost Boys," "St. Elmo's Fire," the movie adaptation of John Grisham's book "The Client" and so many other films. He was an unabashed lover of cinema. He put it this way in a 2015 interview.
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JOEL SCHUMACHER: It excites people because the reality police are not hanging around all the time. And you can encourage people's imagination, invention, spirit, humor.