I do enjoy working with writers.
I can't do a film if I don't start with the writing.
For me, the filmmaking has to be about the dramaturgy.
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. It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on.
Films have gotten leaner and leaner, cutting out all variations from the story line.
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 to not put yourself into situations where it can get outside of your control. And that's what happened.
And I think I often choose to do something because it's quite different from what I've done before.
There's no point in making a film out of a great book. The book's already great. What's the point?
I'm less comfortable making American movies because I don't know them so well.
Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally, about fairy tales.
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