Quotes from Michael Apted
"Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television."
"But you kind of... when I was sent out to find these children - I mean I was the researcher, humble researcher - I was just existing on the margins of society because Granada very clearly wanted to prove the point that the social inequalities were alive.."
"For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful - the change of technology - but for my kind of films, doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful."
"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
"I had wanted to make a film about World War II for some time, but I didn't really want to do something that was set in the trenches, so to speak."
"I just wondered when I was doing the Bond, whether I'd learned a lot of bad habits that I couldn't rid myself of."
"I'd always wanted to do something about the Second World War, but I didn't want to do another combat film, whether it was air, land, or sea."
"I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see."
"If you're into light faces, you get a much better quality out of film than you do out of tape, at this point in time."
"It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today."
"It was my job to make the audience believe that her character was victimized and isolated. We couldn't make her seem too strong, because we couldn't let the audience get ahead of her; we didn't want the audience to anticipate everything she would do in tr"
"It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis."
"It's still the same job, the same anxieties, but it did feel a lot different, that kind of budget, that schedule, and frankly, the slowness of it all, and also having a lot of other units working."
"Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited."
"Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film."
"One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do."
"So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them."
"The need that really got me into the business and brought me to America in the first place. Which is the need to communicate."
"What attracted me to this was that it was about very familiar territory but it was a very unfamiliar way of looking at it."
"When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep."
"Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it."
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