13 Total Quotes

Mike Leigh Quotes

Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.
Mike Leigh
#British Director #Compromise

There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things.
Mike Leigh
#British Director #Awareness

I've derived a lot of pleasure and education from the theatre. It's great when audiences really enjoy it. It's part of my life.
Mike Leigh
#Audiences

I am not concerned with making esoteric, obscure kinds of films. These are films that can share and talk to anybody about real things.
Mike Leigh
#British Director

jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
Mike Leigh
#Airplane And Aviation

There is a popular misconception that film-makers have to look to Hollywood to be commercially successful but this is how we have been conditioned.
Mike Leigh
#British Director

The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it's going to be. The backers accept that they don't know what they are going to get.
Mike Leigh
#British Director #Perspective

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
Mike Leigh
#British Director

It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.
Mike Leigh
#British Director #Movie