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British Director Quotes Page 2

Reality is a dirty word for me, I know it isn't for most people, but I am not interested. There's too much of it about.
Ken Russell
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Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort of business and it's really extremely difficult.
Ken Russell
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The characters are trapped within the lifestyle. It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
Sam Mendes
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My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film, it's just because you can't really change the formula, you can merely try to film it your way.
Guy Hamilton
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I like death. I'm a big fan of it.
Guy Ritchie
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Other than the fact that I like a country house, I can't think of anything I'd want to spend my money on.
Guy Ritchie
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I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever.
Guy Ritchie
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I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think. I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with. I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
Guy Ritchie
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The best thing to do is find one person in your life and try to love them unconditionally. If you've accomplished that, you've accomplished a lot.
Guy Ritchie
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If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic.
Richard Eyre
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Balance is the enemy of art.
Richard Eyre
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Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
Richard Rosen
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Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Richard Rosen
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The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
Richard Rosen
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For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie.
Sam Mendes
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If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America, it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication.
Richard Rosen
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You freeze with the number of opportunities given to you and just decide to do nothing at all.
Sam Mendes
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A lot of actors talk about doing their homework, but very few of them do it.
Tony Scott
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Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
Derek Jarman
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The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
Sam Mendes
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Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place.
John Schlesinger
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I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it.
Peter Greenaway
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The youth of France do not want a new neo-liberal contract.
Peter Hall
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You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that.
Anthony Minghella
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The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
Derek Jarman
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One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films.
Sam Mendes
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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
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It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.
Michael Apted
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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
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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
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