John Cleese, criticism, and how nobody knows what they are talking about

I think sometimes students wish they go more direction from me, and sometimes less. All this ‘nurturing creative thought’ business is far harder than it looks, and those of us who are honest about it know full well it’s easy to be wrong about the quality of an idea when it’s still at its beginning stages. john Cleese discusses early criticism of some projects that wound up working very well: