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It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.
Mike Leigh
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I was always criticized for style and content, but I enjoy trying to tell stories a different way, particularly with this movie, Man On Fire.
Tony Scott
#British Director

Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.
Tony Richardson
#British Director

I make a movie because it's something that inspires me.
Tony Scott
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The world is sick of big IT things that don't work.
Tony Scott
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We come from a tough, working class background, so we're very tight.
Tony Scott
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There's one great script that hit my desk that I didn't change at all, and that was True Romance.
Tony Scott
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All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours.
Tony Scott
#British Director

It was just a different way of doing things, and I'm often criticized for attempting difference, which is misinterpreted as style over content.
Tony Scott
#British Director

I think we're lucky because there are very few people in life who get to do what we're doing.
Tony Scott
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I thought that subtitles are boring because they're there generally to serve us with information to make you understand what people are saying in a different language.
Tony Scott
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Out of the total of 11 movies, I got slammed.
Tony Scott
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We don't ever want IT to be the thing that holds GM back.
Tony Scott
#British Director

I have a short attention span.
Tony Scott
#British Director

You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

I like throwing snowballs at small children.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

Directing, I realize, on film is far more personal, you know. Cinema really is a director's medium. This is a very personal film.
Sam Mendes
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I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
Sam Mendes
#British Director

All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.
Derek Jarman
#British Director

It was lights, camera, inaction.
Terry Gilliam
#British Director

You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
Terry Gilliam
#British Director

Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all. Or maybe it's a different one. The old one got fired.
Terry Gilliam
#British Director

As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.
Christopher Nolan
#British Director

These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word "queer" is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer.
Derek Jarman
#British Director

I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying.
Derek Jarman
#British Director

Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
Derek Jarman
#British Director

If we ever do end up acting just like rats or Pavlov's dogs, it will be largely because behaviorism has conditioned us to do so.
Richard Rosen
#British Director