I wouldn't presume to know something, but I have lots to learn and that's what I attempt to do through my work.
I couldn't be a cameraman or a designer or an actor - I have to be a director because I learned how to do that from my dad.
I'm interested in people with very exceptional world views or realities.
'Pride' is my first film with a happy ending. Before, I naively thought they were a cop-out, but now I've come to believe that happy endings and wish fulfilment are an incredibly important part of our cultural life.
I'm very interested in dance, and I'm very interested in how people express themselves through movement. And of course, cinema is a kinetic art form. It's almost the point of cinema - it's time-based and movement-based.
I think my dyslexia was a vital part of my development because my inability to read and write meant that I had to find knowledge elsewhere so I looked to the cinema.
I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there's nothing happy about most fairytale endings.
I see the job of directing as being one of creating the right atmosphere, creating an environment where people can realize their full potential.
I had a breakdown after making 'Atonement.'
I consider all drama to be the opportunity to see the world from another person's point of view. That seems to be the point of drama, really. And thereby to encourage understanding and even love.
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