I don't see much difference between it and the other films though I can see on a rational and intelligent level there is a big difference.
Even though one of them is about an Edinburgh junkie and one's a little boy of eight in Manchester, you want them to always portray their world in such a vivid way that the audience can disappear inside the story.
There's a certain truth that you do end up making the same film again and again so if you vary the genre you have a chance of breaking that cycle.
sort of to reintroduce life into the country, ... So that's the premise of it. It's got a good idea in it. I like that.
It won't be the people who were in the first one, They're too busy. Naomie Harris is doing [the sequels to] Pirates of the Caribbean , and Cillian Murphy is in Batman [ Begins ]. They're doing really well. So good luck to them, really.
I always say to anybody who's going over to America for the first time, 'Whatever you do, go and see a popular mainstream film with a big audience.' Because people shout out. You never get that in Britain. Everybody's so quiet, scared to laugh. It's like being in church.
I always think, when there's stuff that people don't like, I always say that if I have another success, I'll enjoy it more, but you don't really.
I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film. I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile.
I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it's humor that's often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery.
I've never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.
I've sort of escaped my background, as people often do, through art and culture.
If you take a loud pride in anything, people will rightly shoot you down.
People say you never remember anybody who dies in movies, and it's true, you don't. You don't even remember people who disappear.
To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different.