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 Bille August - “We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter.”
 Bille August - “The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.”
 Bille August - “The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.”
 Bille August - “She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film.”
 Bille August - “I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.”
 Bille August - “I like the vulnerability, the naked face. And then, of course, I hadn't done a contemporary story in 3 or 4 films, so that also interested me.”
 Bille August - “From the beginning, we were prepared, we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.”
 Bille August - “I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time.”
 Bille August - “He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film.”
 Bille August - “I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies.”
 John August - “On the surface, she appears to be a monster but in fact she is kind and sweet and misunderstood.”
 Bille August - “It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.”
 John August - “We wanted to make a version that wasn't so disturbing that you couldn't put it in a family movie,”
 Don August - “We're trying to serve more aggressive. We work very hard on serving every day in practice. If we back off, especially against good teams, they will pound away on us. We want to make the other team work hard to pick up our serve. We don't want to make it easy to hit the ball back at us.”
 Don August - “To their credit they never quit. It was one of those frustrating nights where we kept shooting ourselves in the foot but kept fighting. We didn't lose because of a lack of effort. We lost because of a lack of execution at critical times.”
 Bille August - “Les Miserables. I never read the book before, but when I read this script it was so outstanding, so brilliant, I wanted to make it.”
 Bille August - “It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it.”