Barry Levinson — American Director born on April 06, 1922,

Barry Levinson is an American screenwriter, Academy Award-winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable works include acclaimed films such as the comedy-drama Diner, the sports drama The Natural, the war-comedy Good Morning, Vietnam, the crime drama Bugsy, and the political black comedy Wag the Dog. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for his work on the drama Rain Man, which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture... (wikipedia)

Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time.
A lot of time mistakes are very interesting - you look for the behaviour that's not the one you expect.
You have a movie and it proves itself and then certain things happen.
Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it's going to be one of those really silly movies and that's how it got made.
It's those moments, those odd moments that you look for and sometimes by creating this kind of loose atmosphere you find those little moments that somehow mean a lot to an audience when they really register right.