While making his 1983 excess-fueled crime epic Scarface, Brian De Palma took some time to answer questions in an interview for The Movie Channel concerning, among other things, the common criticism that he often indulges in excessive violence. Understandably, De Palma goes on the defensive and uses his responses to address a variety of related topics including violence as the most vivid color in an artist’s palette, the capitalist motives of the movie industry, morality in society and cinema, and the relationship between art (a director’s vision and commitment) and commerce (filmmaking as a business).