Mike Leigh Quotes

Mike Leigh Quotes: Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.
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Mike Leigh Quote: I know, that trends and all of those things and formulae that calculate what audiences want to see and what audiences don't want to see and various other demographic demarcations are the eccentric and ludicrous prerogative of Hollywood studios. But out there in the real world - by which I mean the rest of the world where we make truthful organic films, independent films unimpeded by interference - it's not about all those sort of calculating what is commercial. It's about wanting to say things and saying them in a way that will get through to people.
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Quotes about Mike Leigh: I wonder if I would have been capable of producing anything if I worked in a more conventional way with a prewritten script, because I'm of the procrastinator class.
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Quote about Mike Leigh: When I was young I used to sit in the cinema thinking wouldn't it be great if you could have a film in which the characters were like real people instead of being like actors.
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Mike Leigh Sayings: The notion that acting is simply about intuitively responding to situations the way you feel couldn't be farther away from how I ask actors to work.
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Mike Leigh Saying: People have been very resistant to giving me more than the standard amount of money. So I keep making films on a similar scale. Which is fine, but also frustrating.
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Sayings about Mike Leigh: The main problem is that the Hollywood system has already made the film before the director shoots a single frame.
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Saying about Mike Leigh: The problem with the British film industry is the nervousness and insecurity about - and genuflection toward - Los Angeles.
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Mike Leigh Quotes: I hate period films - and there are plenty of them - where they say,
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Mike Leigh Quote: When it comes to thinking about how a character talks, there are literary and language considerations. For actors to be able to differentiate between themselves and the characters they are playing while at the same time remain in character and spontaneous requires a sophisticated combination of skills and spirit.
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Quotes about Mike Leigh: I really think people are greatly stimulated and enriched by experiencing in film just as we can from novels and other art, experiencing things that resonate with what our lives are about. I think people really want to know... want to share, want to have the stimulus to think and care about the way they live their lives, the way they relate to other people, their aspirations, their hopes, et cetera.
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