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I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.
I believe we need heroes...we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
I passionately believe in heroes, but I think the world has changed its criteria in determining who it describes as a hero.
There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.
I don't blame people for their mistakes, but I do ask that they pay for them.
I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
I want to be remembered as a storyteller.
Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.
What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.
I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.
I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.
If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.
I prefer fact to fiction.
In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.
On my last day of shooting, I'd be happy to say 'Cut, it's a wrap' and fall off the twig.
Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up.
And that is how I employ my time in cinema, saying things about people who I think have touched us in terms of our value judgement and by example.
I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism.
I'm a passionate trade unionist.
I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
The family is the focal point of our existence. And up until Jane and Lucy's death, there were always 16 of us together for Christmas.