Mike Leigh Quotes

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Mike Leigh Quotes

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that its not all about characters, relationships and themes, its also about place and the poetry of place. Its about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
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My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.

— Mike Leigh

I think it's important that nobody forgets that although Hollywood commercially dominates the world cinema, in fact what comes out of the filmmaking here is only a tiny slice out of the massive amount of operation that goes on around the world.

— Mike Leigh

There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things.

— Mike Leigh

I'm developing the stuff all the time. There's a film in my head. I'm imagining a film.

— Mike Leigh

It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.

— Mike Leigh

The main problem is that the Hollywood system has already made the film before the director shoots a single frame.

— Mike Leigh

When I was young I used to sit in the cinema thinking wouldn't it be great if you could have a film in which the characters were like real people instead of being like actors.

— Mike Leigh

In the first place, I'm pretty thorough about whom I choose. I instinctively look for the kind of actor who is going to be trusting. There are all kinds of insecure people out there called actors.

— Mike Leigh

The reason my films work is because every actor on set is very secure. They're able to fly.

— Mike Leigh

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