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Movies about space raise those questions of what we're doing here, and that inevitably introduces a spiritual dimension.
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.
One of Dickens' biggest influences was the growth of London as a Victorian city, and the extremes being created as it expanded.
Originally I'm a big pop-music aficionado, that's my love.
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.
Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. 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.
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.
The extraordinary thing about India is that it's such a family place. It's full of families everywhere.
The problem with being British... I don't know if it's me being British or being raised a strict Catholic, but you never really enjoy success.
There's lots of things that can be solved with cash.
To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different.
When they're good, there is nothing like a big film.
You can have great sequences with music, but if you don't have the acting you're bored after 15 minutes. Or not bored, but you're like, 'So what?'
You can't tell someone they are wrong about their own life.
You don't realize it, but often people are frightened of the director.
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.
You know what actors are like; they moisturize every night. They're frozen in time.
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