” Writing film scripts is the hardest thing in the world. A script has to go to five or six drafts, and you need the feedback of other people and to keep coming back with a fresh eye, honing it down. “


” The fact that it’s hard to create an original British musical doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. “


” Up the Junction’ went on to inform my love of British social realism. It was the first film I saw of this ilk, a very stark, visceral reflection of England, an England I didn’t necessarily feel a part of but that I knew was out there. You could almost smell the bread and butter and cabbage. “


” One of the head guys at Disney categorically said to me, ‘We don’t want to make children’s films any more. We want to make films that are going to appeal to all quadrants.’ Hence you have films like ‘Shrek’ and all the Pixar stuff, which is designed to suit everybody. “


” For British cinema to survive, you really need a British film culture, and it’s got to start down there, with young kids watching films in the cinema – so they can be transported to a different world. “


” All my films are about kind of being seen to be one thing when you’re actually something else, and the power of the female spirit to make things work your way on your terms. Which is what I do. “


” I am not afraid to be a pioneer. When a door is ajar, you need to open it fully. And once you are in that room, you need to see what other doors there might be and where they might lead. “


” If you tell me I can’t do something, that’s the worst thing to tell me. And that’s what I tell girls, and what Beckham’s about: you can do it, you can do it better, and you can do it in the way you want. “


” You’d be surprised how hard it is getting the human emotional arc in a script to work. Ultimately a director stands and falls by their ability to do that. “



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Writing film scripts is the hardest thing in the world. A script has to go to five or six drafts, and you need the feedback of other people and to keep coming back with a fresh eye, honing it down.
The fact that it


Up the Junction
One of the head guys at Disney categorically said to me,
For British cinema to survive, you really need a British film culture, and it
All my films are about kind of being seen to be one thing when you
I am not afraid to be a pioneer. When a door is ajar, you need to open it fully. And once you are in that room, you need to see what other doors there might be and where they might lead.
If you tell me I can
You
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