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" All of my films have been very dialogue-heavy, and that's great. It always makes it more of a challenge to market in other countries. "
" A lot of recent comic book adaptations have gone two ways: either they're striving for some kind of realism, like 'Iron Man' or 'The Dark Knight,' or they're very stylised and gritty, like 'Sin City' and '300.' "
" Between the ages of 18 and 20, I made three hour-long films. One was a superhero film called 'Carbolic Soap.' One was a cop film called 'Dead Right.' And the other was called 'A Fistful Of Fingers.' "
" By the time I got to Bournemouth Art College, I'd been so inspired by Sam Raimi and Robert Rodriguez and their tiny, no-budget films that I decided to do a feature-length version of 'Fistful Of Fingers.' "
" Car chases are as painstaking to make as they are fun to watch. They take a lot of time, and you have to keep the energy up. "
" Comics have years to explain this stuff, and in a movie, you have to focus on one thing. So it's about kind of streamlining, I think. Some of the most successful origin films actually have a narrower focus. "
" Critics should think about how the opening weekend audience might want to discover some surprises for themselves. "
" Every time I watch a Clint Eastwood film, I'm in touch with my feminine side, I've developed a searing man-crush on Clint Eastwood. "
" For 120 minutes, 'Birdman' floats from comedy to surrealism to high drama to quiet brilliance. I felt so inspired by watching this movie. It reaches for the sky and never comes back down to earth. "
" Growing up, there were TV shows that were very funny but very traditional. Classic things like 'Fawlty Towers,' obviously, and 'Blackadder' were pretty traditionally shot. And then there were the ones that start to break the mold or be really ambitious. The ones that spring particularly to mind would be 'The Young Ones.' "
" I always liked movies like 'American Graffiti' and 'Gregory's Girl.' 'Gregory's Girl' is particularly perfect because it really captures that summer holiday bubble of teenage utopia. Even though it's got a happy ending, there's a feeling that these characters may never see each other again. "
" I am always watching old films and trying to fill gaps in my knowledge. "
" I definitely went through a period when I was a teenager when every girl was 'The One' and every break-up was the 'Worst Thing That Had Ever Happened.' "
" I'd like to do some things over again. I never want to repeat anything that went well, though - I just want to do better at slightly different things. "
" I'd rather try and cram in another two gags than leave a pause to say, 'Hey, wasn't that bit funny?' "
" I find just in terms of free time I'm always envious of people I know who... listen to music, watch films, play games, read books. I have to pick. And I find frequently that if I've got Sophie's Choice, I'll try to keep up with music and keep up with films. So my book reading and comic reading and game playing is terrible and infrequent. "
" I first saw Walter Hill's second film, 'The Driver,' as a teenager, late at night on the BBC, quite possibly sitting too close to the telly. Given that this 1978 slice of neo-noir takes place almost entirely in the dark streets of a deserted downtown L.A., it's really a perfect midnight movie. "
" I found, after the experience of making 'Shaun Of The Dead' and then returning to the blank page - because 'Shaun Of The Dead' was the first screenplay I ever wrote properly - the experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful. "
" If you ever watch police chases on, like, helicopter cams, they very quickly become nightmarish when you start to see the police coming in from the edge of the frame. I always find that terrifying. "
" If you go back to your home town or you're reunited with school friends, its always slightly bittersweet because as much as there's nice things in terms of seeing them again, the town has changed without you, and you're no longer a part of it. "
" If you have ever driven around London and seen the amount of one way systems... they basically rubbed out all car chase crime. In fact, if you get bank robberies in the U.K., they're using scooters. "
" If you're on a road trip, you need driving music. "
" I grew up on 'Battle of the Planets.' "
" I grew up on Marvel and, like, '2000 AD.' "
" I guess a lot of comic-book adaptations strive for realism. Christopher Nolan is making Batman seem very real and very serious. "
" I had a chance to do 'Ant-Man' in 2011. "
" I have this theory about science fiction movies in that, when the space race sort of died, a lot of people sort of lost hope. "
" I just remember watching 'Brass Eye' and being so utterly blown away by the scope of it and how much it managed to cram into an episode. "
" I know it's become an ongoing thing about whether videogames are art, and I think there's plenty of examples of things that use the form in a fascinating way. Things that are more surreal or artistic, like 'Katamari Damacy' or 'Vib-Ribbon.' "
" I like watching films that can play in any language because they're essentially silent. "
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