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" A big part of filmmaking is gathering a group of people you can work with. "
" I'm looking for an intensity of focus. It's a bit like tuning a guitar string. You tighten and tighten, and nothing really changes until you hit that tension, and suddenly it's there: you've got a note. "
" I've been in rooms where people are discussing films that have yet to come out and saying delightedly, 'Oh, I've heard it's a disaster!' The jealousy is unseemly. "
" The most conventional romantic trope of all is that you put lovers under extreme pressure, where they have to make decisions that illuminate aspects of that bond. "
" I'm not setting out to adapt books and work with books, but when really amazing stories come to you in that form, it's really hard to turn away from that. "
" You can throw away your script more easily than you can throw away your film. "
" I can just remember being broke, wondering if I had any talent - really wondering whether this was all a fantasy - but I had to get out there and keep trying. "
" Hollywood is probably the most active centre of film-making in the world, but it's also a very difficult place in which to find your voice... It was also a far more civilised industry in Ireland. "
" When I read 'Room,' I absolutely loved it, and I thought I knew how to make it. "
" I remember a Q&A I did in Wales where there were five people in the auditorium. "
" As with any actor and any collaborator, it's about forming a trusting relationship. And that's not that you have to get him to trust you so you can get him to do what you want. Especially with a little kid, it's about making them feel really safe, and getting to know and not treating them as a puppet to be moved around. "
" I'm Irish; I grew up in Ireland, and it's impossible to separate my background from who I am as a filmmaker. "
" Generally speaking, the misfit's story is easier to tell. "
" For me, I always think of the image of sweeping out my footprints as I walk through a scene. "
" I'm interested in discontinuities and interruptions, people having to rewrite the narrative of their lives because of sudden changes. "
" Delusion is not good; better to be realistic and then surprise yourself if you're lucky. "
" There are more ways to make 'Room' badly than well. "
" Frank's really different from everything I've done. Maybe the one thing that's the same, and the thing that I tend to do, is that I think I can create an intimacy with the characters, like a sense of presence with the people in the film, and that's what I tried to do in 'Room' as well. "
" I don't think of myself as doing good works. It's not, 'Oh, I must give these poor people a voice.' "
" In something like 'Frank,' which is a comedy, albeit a strange and emotional one, you can absolutely put in deleted scenes, and we did because they were just funny and great, but they weren't necessary in the overall structure. "
" I remember as a kid being asked if I was Jewish or Irish. I said, like the glib little 15-year-old I was, 'You can be both.' Feeling very pleased with myself. Before they smacked me. "
" I'm a bit of a late developer, generally. But the good thing about being a filmmaker is you still count as young all the way through your 40s. "
" People say that soundstage sets never quite look like reality. But actually, they can. They can be as real as you want as long as you pay attention to the kind of detail that is given for free in a real place. "
" Films should have the capacity to bring you into another world. "
" As soon as you make some films that people like, you'll be sent material, and that can come from anywhere. "