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I haven't got anything against films that are about the minutia of relationships or customs, but I love extremes.
I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them.
I love cities.
I love watching the Bond movies obviously and I grew up reading the books as a kid. I've always loved them because of that.
I made this film 'The Beach,' which didn't take place in a city, and it didn't really suit me.
I trained in the theatre.
I was brought up a very strict Catholic and I don't practice anymore or anything.
I'm not a 'Star Wars' geek.
I've always wanted to do a space movie.
If you have to be persuaded about something, you shouldn't do it.
People say you never remember anybody who dies in movies, and it's true, you don't. You don't even remember people who disappear.
A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit.
I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film. I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile.
I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it's humor that's often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery.
I have this theory that your first film is always your best film in some way. I always try to get back to that moment when you're not relying on things you've done before.
My dad was a labourer and my mum had exactly the same job as Noel Gallagher's mum - she was a dinner lady at our local school. Everyone comes over from Ireland and they get the same jobs.
You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
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