It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
Since we had little money and few documents, we had nothing.
I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment.
So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.
Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.