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 Lasse Hallstrom - “You have to shake off and do the things you need to do to be true to the novel - mainly depart from it, and re-invent, and compress.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “It's getting more and more difficult to define the nationality of a film because the financing and participants come from all over the world.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I'm on this diet where you're supposed to eat only fish and meat.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I made all their videos, apart from the last two, so if you ever see an Abba video on TV then it's my stuff.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I love mixing amateurs and professionals.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I love improvising.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I can't go back and label myself as an outcast because I was a pretty well-adjusted kid, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I am always more interested in performance and character depiction, and my direction says as much.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “ABBA The Movie I got a lot of grief for working on that.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality.”  
 Robert Carlyle - “Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark colouring which shows up well on camera.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “There are things that Scotsmen get and other people don't get in the dialogue. Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase, targeted very quickly.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “When I read Housekeeping, it wasn't from the point of filming. It was months and months later that the idea of making it into a movie caught.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “I don't really enjoy filming.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “The studio system reminds me of the stock market.”  
 Bill Forsyth - “I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.”  
 Robert Carlyle - “The darker the character, the more interesting.”  

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