“I worked with Tony Garnett on Attachments and it was like a lightbulb going on. He said, ‘Look, it’s just like making a documentary: you just ask yourself if it’s real.’ That’s been my maxim ever since.”
‘When you write a story, of course, you have dramatic goals for the story’s clarity, intelligibility and its plot points anad at some point you look it over and say, “Ah, yes, this is well made. I understand everything.” And that is when you have to pose the question of creating holes in the story. There are floorboards that you have to break, that you have to remove;...
“The director must be the hornet that stings, not the fly on the wall.” Werner Herzog