I've spent most of my life in Scotland, and I haven't moved around a great deal.
I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
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.
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.
I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
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.
I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
In Toronto, I've met other director like me, in the wings of the studio industry and with a lively desire to maintain our independence, people like Paul Cox of Australia and Alan Rudolph, who works in the eye of the storm in Los Angeles.
I don't see there has been any progress as far as incubating new businesses.
It's hard to make an incubator that worked. The concept sounds good, but I don't think Haywood County is a big enough place to do it. I don't see there has been any progress as far as incubating new businesses.
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.
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
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.
It's easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want.
At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it's certainly my home.