There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
Since we had little money and few documents, we had nothing.
Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films.