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At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it's certainly my home.
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I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
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I don't really enjoy filming.
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I made That Sinking Feeling more for them than for anyone else, so I knew there was no need to put a message into it.
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I think, unconsciously, I was addressing myself more with Comfort and Joy than with my other films to Scottish people.
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I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
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I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself.
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I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
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I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
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I've spent most of my life in Scotland, and I haven't moved around a great deal.
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If you ask for relatively little money, they worry that you are going to get involved in something that is unwatchable or, worse, unmarketable.
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It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films.
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It was only about ten years ago that we had the first local radio show in Galsgow, and that was so unusual it took my fancy.
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It was three years after I'd finished the script for Gregory's Girl that I got to make it, but I prefer That Sinking Feeling as a film.
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It's easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want.
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It's easy for me to be a Scotsman because of the overwhelming feeling of most people in Scotland of being subservient to England and therefore having a chip on our shoulder.
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My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
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People think the stock market is a place of levelheadedness but it actually works in a totally emotional way: the President gets a pimple on his nose, and the thing plummets.
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Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors.
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So those who misunderstood Comfort and Joy the most were those who thought I was just trying to make a jolly farce.
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That period of my life I was fairly reserved and I tried to make a collection of images that didn't really involve people.
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The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
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The studio system reminds me of the stock market.
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There are things that Scotsmen get and other people don't get in the dialogue. Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase, targeted very quickly.
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Universal wasn't out a lot of money, a million dollars or so, so it was easy not to put a lot of effort into the movie.
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Unmarketable is a much more worrying term for them because if they can find an angle to make something unwatchable marketable, they'll do it every week.
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When I read Housekeeping, it wasn't from the point of filming. It was months and months later that the idea of making it into a movie caught.
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When I was a very small boy, my father was a plumber in a shipping yard, but then it transpired that he became a grocer.
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