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Stephen Daldry

English,  Director
Total Quotes : 26
Everybody About Buys

Every now and then I have to teach directing. The thing about the theatre is that the most important thing you can do as a director is to make sure that everybody is in the same world - you have to create the world and make sure everyone buys into it.

- Stephen Daldry

Know How Get

As soon as I know how to do something, I usually get bored with it.

- Stephen Daldry

Lucky Rest Very

At school, I decided I wanted to be a director and then I went out and spent the rest of my adult life trying to be a director. It was really clear to me. So in that sense I was very lucky.

- Stephen Daldry

Doing Been However

Actually, to be honest, this is a useful time to not be knowing what I'll be doing in 2013 or 2014, because really, for the last however many years, I've known what I've been doing for years and years ahead. You get into a cycle of non-reflection, and that gets a bit scary.

- Stephen Daldry

Work Change Fact

I am, in fact, Superman. Every morning I wake up and go into a telephone booth and change my costume, and then go to work.

- Stephen Daldry

Love TV Honestly

I would love to do something for TV... I wanna do 'Kavalier & Clay' on HBO as an eight-parter. It'll be so much better as a series, honestly.

- Stephen Daldry

Idea Films Stories

I categorically resist this idea that films are supposed to be autobiographical and the only stories you tell are about your own life.

- Stephen Daldry

Great Investigating Amount

One of the great joys of my job is that you spend a huge amount of time investigating different areas of literature.

- Stephen Daldry

Country Very German

I spent a little time in Germany as a schoolboy learning German, and it's a country I knew very well, spent a lot of time in. I knew the history very well. I've always wanted to do a piece of work about the post-war period, of one sort or another.

- Stephen Daldry

Happy Director Couple

I'm a theatre person, that's who I am. I'm happy to make sojourns into the world of movies but I'm basically a theatre director that potters off and does a couple of movies.

- Stephen Daldry

Reason Hollywood Been

I've never been to Hollywood. I can count the number of times I've been to Los Angeles on my hands. I've never made a movie there and I've never been there for working reasons. The only reason to go there is for silly awards shows.

- Stephen Daldry

Middle Class England Films

England is strictly class-based. What's surprising is how many films are still made with a load of people in silly frocks running around gardens and talking in middle-class accents.

- Stephen Daldry

One Of The Things Another

The truth of the matter is, every film is imperfect. It's the nature of the beast. One of the things that people ask me all the time is, what's the difference between theater and film, and one of the biggest differences is, in the theater you always get another go.

- Stephen Daldry

Love Feel Reinvent

I love changing. I hate it when people try to box me in to a relationship or in a work context. Any situation where I feel boxed in freaks me out. And I feel the need to reinvent myself or I'll get bored.

- Stephen Daldry

Love I Think Some

I love test screenings. Some directors don't, I know. But I love it. I think it's because I come from the theatre and in the theatre, previews are where you really have to listen to the audience and really feel how they're responding. I found our test screenings incredibly useful.

- Stephen Daldry

Making Processes Edit

Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They're sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting and you sort of re-write it as you edit.

- Stephen Daldry

Appropriate Engaged German

Is it appropriate still for a German to have a gun? I only use that as an example of a country that's still deeply involved and engaged in the conversations about how to come to terms with the past. Certainly for that country, it's not forgotten.

- Stephen Daldry

Love Other Tastes

I never want to make a film. I don't wake up in the morning going, 'Ooh, I'd really love to be on set making a film today'. I'm aware that other contemporary film directors perceive film-making as what they do, as what they have to do. But I would hope that I am more catholic in my tastes.

- Stephen Daldry

Think Still German

I think it's absolutely fascinating that in Berlin the parliament can discuss actively the role of their soldiers in Afghanistan because is it still possible, literally, for a German soldier to take up arms.

- Stephen Daldry

Thought Going Very

When I got married, my mother was very surprised. She said: 'What on earth is going on? I thought you were gay?'

- Stephen Daldry