Top 30 Joe Wright Quotes

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Most actors hate the feeling of being handled.

Most actors hate the feeling of being handled.
Joe Wright
I find man’s inhumanity to man extraordinary,,, I can’t get my head around it.
Joe Wright
You need a pulse in a film. If I see a film that doesn’t have rhythm, it’s like listening to music that doesn’t have rhythm; it doesn’t really work.
Joe Wright
I’d like to make the film of Sam Selvon’s book ‘The Lonely Londoners.’
Joe Wright
There’s good art and there’s bad art. A lot of action films are bad art, but Paul Greengrass showed us with the Bourne films that it’s possible to make an action film with a political, social conscience.
Joe Wright
Generally, I’ve never known quite how to fit in in civilian life, but on set, making a film, I know exactly where to go, how to behave and how I fit.
Joe Wright
I think my dyslexia was a vital part of my development because my inability to read and write meant that I had to find knowledge elsewhere so I looked to the cinema.
Joe Wright
‘Hanna’ was nice. It was Saoirse Ronan’s idea. Usually, the director casts the actor, but in this case, the actor cast the director.
Joe Wright
I don’t make a division between an art film and commercial art.
Joe Wright
I see the job of directing as being one of creating the right atmosphere, creating an environment where people can realize their full potential.
Joe Wright
I find men odd. I don’t really understand men. I kind of feel like I understand women better than I do men, really.
Joe Wright
I’ve been lucky over the past few years. Things have just happened for me.
Joe Wright
Most of my choices come about through some kind of intuition or instinct, and if I need to, I’ll post-rationalize them, intellectually, afterwards. But generally, they come about just by feeling.
Joe Wright
‘Blue Velvet’ changed my life forever. It was like I’d always read Chaucer and suddenly discovered Charles Bukowski. It made me understand that there is poetry of sublime ecstasy and dark terror, and it spoke to a side of me that hadn’t been reached before.
Joe Wright
It’s not something someone sets out to do – I never really set out to make movies about strong fighting women, but it just seems to happen that way. I’ve certainly known some, and I think my sister was probably a big influence.
Joe Wright
I fell in love with film and its potential. The idea of putting one image next to another image and creating meaning blew my mind.
Joe Wright
I feel more in touch with the world when I’m filming.
Joe Wright
I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there’s nothing happy about most fairytale endings.
Joe Wright
Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories. They’re moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad.
Joe Wright
Film has become a very passive experience, but with theatre, there is a contract made with the audience, where they participate. That’s why my parents’ puppet theatre was such a special place – people used their imaginations. It’s a muscle that needs using.
Joe Wright
‘Pride’ is my first film with a happy ending. Before, I naively thought they were a cop-out, but now I’ve come to believe that happy endings and wish fulfilment are an incredibly important part of our cultural life.
Joe Wright
I kind of muddled through ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ but with ‘Atonement,’ I knew what I was doing. That makes it sound like I had no doubt. I had doubts – I didn’t know whether it would work. But I knew exactly what I wanted to try to do.
Joe Wright
The more you practise happiness, the better you get at it. So if you spend lots of time practising being depressed, you’re going to get really good at being depressed. And if you spend lots of time practising being happy, you’re going to get better at being happy.
Joe Wright
I was once called a hack, and when you put as much emotion into a piece of work as I do, to be called a hack is really heartbreaking.
Joe Wright
I’m not good when idle.
Joe Wright
I’ve made some films that were very much image based: ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Pan,’ for instance.
Joe Wright
I like the idea of doing something outside my comfort zone.
Joe Wright
I had a breakdown after making ‘Atonement.’
Joe Wright
When I left college, I though that I would be immediately embraced by the film world and instead found myself sitting in a squat for three years not knowing what to do with my life.
Joe Wright
I wouldn’t presume to know something, but I have lots to learn and that’s what I attempt to do through my work.
Joe Wright