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Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me, The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale; it’s got all those elements…
When you’ve written a movie, you then get together with a whole lot of people and make it. In many ways, I think it is…
Well, if you’re talking about the current climate, there’s a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their…
My conception of it was that in a normal film you have a story with different movements that program, develop, go a little bit off…
It’s the opposite journey from what I’ve usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like…
It’s hard to know whether certain characters come to life or not, they either come to have their own life or they don’t. I’ve written…
I’ve had three novels published, and I was working a little bit in theater in Ireland. I wrote one film script just to see what…
I mean I grew up in Ireland, so one would have to be consciously blinkered not to have reflected on the issue of political violence…
For me now, it’s about what you would write and what you wouldn’t write, and that’s how I select what I am going to do.…
But everyone gets burnt, don’t they? Certain things are outside of your control. I suppose the only thing you can learn as a director is…
It’s nice to work with Hollywood because there is never any question of resources put at your disposal to make a film as long as…
Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid growing up in this strange, weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.…
Well, I suppose I’m interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling.
The End of the Affair is almost like a play.
There’s no point in making a film out of a great book. The book’s already great. What’s the point?
It’s the same thing in a way, although writing a book is a very solitary thing.
It is extremely difficult to get movies that cost more than $40 million to be made these days.
I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
I’m less comfortable making American movies because I don’t know them so well.
I do enjoy working with writers.
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