Part of the change has been his reconsideration of Hollywood and the movies vis-a-vis the theater. "It's not true, as we used to say in New York, that anyone can make it in the movies. There are different specifications for stage and screen. In its way, the theater can be too cozy. That little three block by eight block world can be its own form of ivory tower."
Luckinbill had had a go at Hollywood after his success in "The Boys in the Band" (in which he re-created his stage role). He was also in the original company at the Mark Taper Forum. But he retreated to New York and admits that it was partly fear. "I didn't want to come to terms with the big movie business, with the idea of film as a mixture of art, entertainment AND business."