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When I was growing up you would see big American films that really mythologised their landscape, that really showed the vastness and the drama of…
Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most…
One of my great all-time loves in cinema, and I’ve seen it three times, is Bondarchuk’s ‘War and Peace.’ Not a lot of people may…
Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be…
I’ve tried to make ‘Strictly Ballroom’ impossible to date. It does feel a bit ’80s but I consciously made sure there was no technology in…
Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it’s hard to disassociate from the…
There’s a whole system in Hollywood where the director never speaks to the studio, but I like to engage them in a discussion. I listen.
Western films don’t do very well in India.
Some of the greatest relationship films of all time, the two stars have hated each other, but mostly you see that chemistry.
My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education – from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic.
Look, I had a passion for comic books growing up.
I understand that anything actors are doing, good or bad, is motivated by fear.
In terms of the mechanics of story, myth is an intriguing one because we didn’t make myth up; myth is an imprinture of the human…
I think dance in any culture, in any form, is a true leveler.
I really believe musical form will go on. There’s got to be a way of making musical form in cinema live again.
I grew up around jazz. I love jazz.
I love dancing.
I mean the future has become old fashioned.
I feel like a member of any group comprised of outsiders.
I don’t have fights with actors. In absolute honesty, I’ve never fought with any actor ever.
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