342 Total Quotes

British Director Quotes

GM is a highly collaborative organization; we rely on a whole tier of suppliers for everything that we do.
Tony Scott
#British Director

We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements.
Tony Scott
#British Director

For years, I've been wondering what could happen to nuclear submarines when they dive and disappear from the surface of the earth for months, without a trace. No one really knows where they are.
Guy Hamilton
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Now I'm back home, living in London, running my theater. I just want to enjoy all that.
Sam Mendes
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Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
Alan Parker
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Well, if you ask any filmmaker how they got into it, everyone came a different route. I've never actually watched another director work.
Alan Parker
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You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough, it's going to survive; and if it's not, well, it won't.
Sam Mendes
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A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
Alan Parker
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Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with.
Alan Parker
#British Director

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
Alan Parker
#British Director

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
William Alexander
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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

I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things.
Christopher Guest
#British Director

My distinguishing talent is the ability to put people under the microscope, perhaps to go one or two layers farther down than some other directors.
David Lean
#British Director

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

I'm first and foremost interested in the story, the characters.
David Lean
#British Director

The white sail of his soul has rounded The promontory - death.
William Alexander
#British Director

I think people remember pictures not dialogue. That's why I like pictures.
David Lean
#British Director

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
William Alexander
#British Director

When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don't want to see black and white.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

I've just begun to dare to think I perhaps am a bit of an artist.
David Lean
#British Director

In this business you either sink or swim or you don't.
David Smith
#British Director

He's thinking more with his heart than with his brain.
David Smith
#British Director

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director

Nick Park
There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat.
Nick Park
#British Director

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

The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it.
Christopher Nolan
#British Director

Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

Nick Park
We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.
Nick Park
#British Director

Nick Park
We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past.
Nick Park
#British Director