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Mike Leigh
February 20, 1943 -
Nationality: British
Category: Director
Subcategory: British Director

The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it's going to be. The backers accept that they don't know what they are going to get.


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.


The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.


It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.


There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things.


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