” There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare. “


” You go through a process of refinement and getting rid of the excesses of your early youth in terms of your excitement about what theatre can do. “


” I categorically resist this idea that films are supposed to be autobiographical and the only stories you tell are about your own life. “


” Every now and then I have to teach directing. The thing about the theatre is that the most important thing you can do as a director is to make sure that everybody is in the same world – you have to create the world and make sure everyone buys into it. “


” Actually, to be honest, this is a useful time to not be knowing what I’ll be doing in 2013 or 2014, because really, for the last however many years, I’ve known what I’ve been doing for years and years ahead. You get into a cycle of non-reflection, and that gets a bit scary. “


” The great fun of doing new plays is that people have no idea what’s going to happen next. That goes quite soon, as people start talking about it, and the only way you can keep hold of that is genuinely to keep changing it. “


” Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They’re sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting and you sort of re-write it as you edit. “


” I love test screenings. Some directors don’t, I know. But I love it. I think it’s because I come from the theatre and in the theatre, previews are where you really have to listen to the audience and really feel how they’re responding. I found our test screenings incredibly useful. “


” One of the great joys of my job is that you spend a huge amount of time investigating different areas of literature. “


” With journalism, films always have to be to do with some personal statement of your own. As a general rule, I resist that. In the States, a question that kept coming up was this: ‘How can you, as a man, talk about three women?’ “


” When I got married, my mother was very surprised. She said: ‘What on earth is going on? I thought you were gay?’ “


” Most theater methodology is predicated on the idea of repeated actions. That’s what you work toward. Having the actor repeat the same moment eight times a week. In a film, it’s getting that one moment right. “



All 12 Stephen Daldry Quotes about You in picture


There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare.
You go through a process of refinement and getting rid of the excesses of your early youth in terms of your excitement about what theatre can do.
I categorically resist this idea that films are supposed to be autobiographical and the only stories you tell are about your own life.
Every now and then I have to teach directing. The thing about the theatre is that the most important thing you can do as a director is to make sure that everybody is in the same world - you have to create the world and make sure everyone buys into it.
Actually, to be honest, this is a useful time to not be knowing what I
The great fun of doing new plays is that people have no idea what
Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They
I love test screenings. Some directors don
One of the great joys of my job is that you spend a huge amount of time investigating different areas of literature.
With journalism, films always have to be to do with some personal statement of your own. As a general rule, I resist that. In the States, a question that kept coming up was this:
When I got married, my mother was very surprised. She said:
Most theater methodology is predicated on the idea of repeated actions. That

Topics: