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Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television.
Michael Apted
#British Director

For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful - the change of technology - but for my kind of films, doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful.
Michael Apted
#British Director

He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists.
Michael Apted
#British Director

I had wanted to make a film about World War II for some time, but I didn't really want to do something that was set in the trenches, so to speak.
Michael Apted
#British Director

I'd always wanted to do something about the Second World War, but I didn't want to do another combat film, whether it was air, land, or sea.
Michael Apted
#British Director

I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.
Michael Apted
#British Director

It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
Michael Apted
#British Director

It's still the same job, the same anxieties, but it did feel a lot different, that kind of budget, that schedule, and frankly, the slowness of it all, and also having a lot of other units working.
Michael Apted
#British Director

Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited.
Michael Apted
#British Director

Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film.
Michael Apted
#British Director

One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.
Michael Apted
#British Director

So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them.
Michael Apted
#British Director

When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep.
Michael Apted
#British Director

Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it.
Michael Apted
#British Director

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.
William Alexander
#British Director

I also know that in the second movie, the sequel, Eric made some huge advances with the robot suit. That just made it even better. You put the suit on and moved your arms then the robot's arms would move in sync with yours.
John Badham
#British Director

I would do it today because the thing that appealed to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot, but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was.
John Badham
#British Director

In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk.
John Badham
#British Director

In this movie they took them up in space. They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!
John Badham
#British Director

Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.
John Badham
#British Director

One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible.
John Badham
#British Director

Phillip Harrison was the production designer, though, I think he's uncredited. He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder. Lots and lots over the years.
John Badham
#British Director

Sometimes it's literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they're interested, but you get a feeling.
John Badham
#British Director

Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about.
John Badham
#British Director

The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people. It's bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably.
John Badham
#British Director

There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes.
John Badham
#British Director

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them.
John Badham
#British Director

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
John Boorman
#British Director

Before I start shooting I have all the actors know where we are going with every scene, what the intention is and where we are trying to get to.
John Boorman
#British Director

I look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.
John Boorman
#British Director