I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment.
It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
Since we had little money and few documents, we had nothing.
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films.
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.
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