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A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality.
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ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that.
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But I am always struggling to find stories that are free of stylization and portray human behavior as it unfolds.
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But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from.
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But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
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Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.
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I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project.
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I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European.
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I am always more interested in performance and character depiction, and my direction says as much.
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I can't go back and label myself as an outcast because I was a pretty well-adjusted kid, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.
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I did indeed start out making documentaries and I always have the ambition to present the real side of the stories.
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I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting.
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I feel the need to work with my wife, Lena Olin, again.
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I got to work with my wife, Lena Olin, for the first time, which was great. I thought it might be difficult in some way to talk to one's wife in a different way but it was so not forced.
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I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your wife about her performance, so going into it I was a little nervous. But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience.
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I love improvising.
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I love involving actors at all levels - and they have to know that I want to hear their contributions, with dialogue, with story suggestions, with script changes, whatever.
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I love mixing amateurs and professionals.
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I made all their videos, apart from the last two, so if you ever see an Abba video on TV then it's my stuff.
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I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas, with phrasings and ideas on all levels.
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I suppose being trapped in the corner giving interviews resonates a little with some of the characters from my movies.
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I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
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I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish.
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I was sensible in a way that made me too vulnerable to rough games. I wasn't well-adjusted to the tough world of children.
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I was watching a sitcom last night, and it was just so broad, not real at all. I really wanted to do the opposite of that.
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I'm on this diet where you're supposed to eat only fish and meat.
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I've read so many scripts that focus on story, almost sacrificing character for plot.
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It was important on The Shipping News to have my house far enough away from each location so I had this time in the morning to think about my shots and still remain open to surprises once I got to the set.
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It's getting more and more difficult to define the nationality of a film because the financing and participants come from all over the world.
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It's just, for me, the natural standard: a woman should be able to decide over her own body.
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Just being present emotionally in the scene, truly present emotionally, should be enough to convey what should be conveyed.
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Kevin, as the whole cast is, just wonderful people and great people, and people who are attracted to this kind of material and accepting the idea of going to Newfoundland and knowing the kind of lack of amenities.
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Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience.
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My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries.
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My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.
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My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
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My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.
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Sweetness per se is something that I'd shy away from and wouldn't consciously do.
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The cider house rules are the metaphor for those rules that you feel you have to oppose because you feel they don't make sense to you.
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The more knowledge you have about technique - how a focal length of a lens will alter the feel of a scene, when to move the camera, when not to move the camera, etc. - the more freedom you have to concentrate on performance on the day, which for me is ultimately the most important thing.
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To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat.
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When I find stories that seem to sacrifice character for plot, I just can't bring myself to make that sacrifice.
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Yeah, that never goes away - the trepidation that you have in adapting a novel.
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You can't come to a location like Newfoundland with preconceived ideas of where to put the camera or how to film a scene.
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You have to shake off and do the things you need to do to be true to the novel - mainly depart from it, and re-invent, and compress.
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