The studio system reminds me of the stock market.
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films.
Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors.
My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it's certainly my home.
I don't really enjoy filming.
I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.