My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
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.
I don't really enjoy filming.
I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors.
I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
The studio system reminds me of the stock market.
It's easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want.
It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films.
I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself.
At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it's certainly my home.
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