I like DVDs so much – it’s such a better format than VHS.
The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck.
If the movie’s well made and it’s about things that count, people will ultimately see the depth in it.
Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence in me that they invited me to be their chieftain.
It’s hard to blame someone because they simply don’t have time.
Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare, rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to get the same stream of consciousness that was going through my head at the time. It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
I don’t really say much about reviewers. It’s a very tough job to get all of the depth of a movie all at once.
Good directing is about getting the performance to be just what’s right for the movie.
Even if we don’t know it or aren’t aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.
Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons.
I try to address my audiences intelligently. The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.