I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't.
We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we're being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned?
We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance.
On Lock, Stock, we didn't know where the money for shooting the next day was coming from.
The idea is that that there is no such thing as an external enemy.
We're quite volatile as individuals, but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together. Relationships are about eating humble pie.
I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think. I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with. I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting.
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