"What people like John Singleton did was they forced their way in so that millions of Americans would have a voice, and he is a pioneer and one of the people responsible for that. He made great films, his first film I think helped to change the country in some ways. And I am very sad to hear this. I didn't know this until you said that."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Jarmusch, filmmaker:
"I've been kind of worried about him these last days and I thought he was going to be OK. It's very tragic. I feel a big loss. Somebody innovative, incredible energy. I didn't know him but I met him and I hung out with him and Spike (Lee) once. A real loss."
4. Various John Waters posing for photos
5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Waters, filmmaker:
"He was early in the game and he broke through and because of him a lot of good stuff is happening today. You never know what people's legacy is going to be, it just means you have to go out every day and do as much as you can because you can drop dead tonight."