Tilda Swinton: Memoir to Derek Jarman, 2002

Some very special insights from Ms Swinton.

“A suggestion about money: have less, want less, need less.”

A list of challenges facing filmmakers:

– the possibilities of filmmakers losing the use of their own spirits

– the paralysis of isolated original voices

–  the existence of the student loan in place of the student grant

– the rarity of distributers with kamikaze vision

– the habit of patronage

– too many conferance tables

– too few cinemas

– too little patience

– pomp and circumstance

– the concept of the successful product

– the idea that there’s not enough to go around

– the eye of the main chance

– the substitution of codependence for independence

– the idea that it has to cost millions of pounds to make a feature film

– the idea that there’s only one way to skin a cat


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I love to write about film and comment on culture. Hopefully providing insight and interesting thoughts for fellow cultural itinerants.
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