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There is a difference between a voyeur and a tender witness. Maybe I think the audience is more of a tender witness than a voyeur,…
The point is the ‘me’ that you see before you is not the ‘me’ in my private little space, shape-shifting into the writing role, nor…
I love films where you go into the cinema and loosen the edges of yourself and you hopefully enter into the world of the film.…
The most important thing is to have something important to say and finding the means to say it.
We stitch together our days and edit out our nights.
The concentration of the elite athlete is akin perhaps to the concentration of the writer.
It’s dangerous to think too much about how a film will be received. Filmmaking is not a popularity contest. Some would disagree.
I, myself, don’t like to see a film on Friday night and then forget it by the next day.
I’m trying to get under people’s skin in a way. I don’t like films that go in one ear and out the other.
I think striking the right tone for your story is, if you like, the alchemical work of writing.
I think it’s restrictive to typecast myself as a novelist because I enjoy other forms of expression. I love literature and I love cinema.
I don’t think good films have messages.
I always find it extremely hard to remember the act of beginning. I almost deliberately forget it.
Although filmmaking is collaborative and involves trust, ultimately it is the director who holds the whole picture together in their head.
I think every single person perceives things differently. We are all singular.
The great thing about being a writer is that you have a long, perhaps frighteningly long time in which to do your work.
All this talk about writing is a little bit moot, because it is almost an unthinking process. It is actually a paradox because you are…
I’ve never forgotten what it’s like to be in your early twenties, which is not a particularly easy time. You’ve left your family, you’ve left…
One of the most ephemeral and important things is atmosphere and tone and it’s very hard to put your finger on what creates that.
I do believe we’re all adaptable, and you’re probably more adaptable than you realize.
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