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I only storyboard scenes that require special effects, where it is necessary to communicate through pictures.
John Boorman
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I think that as a director you have to at the very least shape the script; structure it. Otherwise you're not really doing your job.
John Boorman
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I was in Japan, and my assistant director had worked with Kurosawa. I used quite of number of Kurosawa's crew.
John Boorman
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It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.
John Boorman
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There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.
John Boorman
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When actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting.
John Boorman
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You can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor.
John Boorman
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And I also figured out that way I can do a film in black and white because I've never been able to do a film in black and white.
Alex Cox
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And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.
Alex Cox
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And Walker was made with a Mexican crew, although it was shot in Nicaragua.
Alex Cox
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Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.
Alex Cox
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But I never saw any review that actually analysed the shooting style of Goodfellas appropriately and they would just pick up on this one long take.
Alex Cox
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Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
Alex Cox
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I did a television series in Japan this year, which was really fun, even though it's working with a Japanese crew and I don't speak Japanese.
Alex Cox
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I did not find my studies particularly enthralling.
Alex Cox
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I don't think about Hollywood at all.
Alex Cox
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I'd love to make another film in Mexico.
Alex Cox
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I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
Alex Cox
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In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
Alex Cox
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It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
Alex Cox
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It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage, and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan, is that our news reporting is pretty much along the lines of pornography now.
Alex Cox
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Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
Alex Cox
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No, I did a film called Death and the Compass as well.
Alex Cox
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One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
Alex Cox
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Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
Alex Cox
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So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.
Alex Cox
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Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
Alex Cox
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That really made me think about the critics. They don't watch films, they don't actually pay attention to the language of films.
Alex Cox
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That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them.
Alex Cox
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The future is always a dystopia in movies.
Alex Cox
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