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 Michael Apted - “So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them.”
 Michael Apted - “It's still the same job, the same anxieties, but it did feel a lot different, that kind of budget, that schedule, and frankly, the slowness of it all, and also having a lot of other units working.”
 Michael Apted - “It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.”
 Michael Apted - “I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.”
 Michael Apted - “I'd always wanted to do something about the Second World War, but I didn't want to do another combat film, whether it was air, land, or sea.”
 Michael Apted - “For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful - the change of technology - but for my kind of films, doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful.”
 Michael Apted - “Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television.”
 Michael Apted - “When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep.”
 Michael Apted - “I had wanted to make a film about World War II for some time, but I didn't really want to do something that was set in the trenches, so to speak.”
 Michael Apted - “He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists.”
 Michael Apted - “It's an interesting transitional time.”
 Michael Apted - “It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.”
 Michael Apted - “devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors.”
 Michael Apted - “Bob's devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors,”
 Michael Apted - “ devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors.”
 Michael Apted - “Bob's devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors.”
 Michael Apted - “Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film.”
 Michael Apted - “One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.”
 Michael Apted - “Tough luck.”
 Michael Apted - “Michael Apted is a true leader -- in this guild, in the industry and in his craft. His passion, diligence and integrity serve as an inspiration and a model for all our members.”
 Michael Apted - “Among the demands attributed to Lopez in the gossip pages a dressing room fitted out with white orchids, white walls, a white sofa and an endless stock of Evian-room-temperature only, thank you. So when Lopez went AWOL in winter 2000, the warnings seemed prophetic. I lost track of her, ... It was a huge job, and all the meetings were either rescheduled or canceled. I thought, 'This is going to be very difficult.'”
 Michael Apted - “The DGA is forever on the front lines, protecting our creative and economic rights and fending off threats to our livelihoods such as runaway production, piracy, and the theft of intellectual property. I am honored to be standing on the front lines with this Guild, and look forward to continuing my work as president.”
 Michael Apted - “Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it.”
 Michael Apted - “Bob's devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors. As president of the guild and as co-founder of the DGA Special Projects Committee, his decades of hands-on leadership were an inspiration to us all. We will deeply miss him.”
 Michael Apted - “Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited.”

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