I've always been completely autocratic. I've never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.
I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.
Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
I'm always afraid someone's going to tap me on the shoulder one day and say, 'Back to North London.'
A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
I always argued against the auteur theory; films are a collaborative art form. I've had some fantastically good people help me make the movies.
Film-making is a physically hard job.
A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.