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Tom Hooper

I appear to be drawn to iconic characters and what they reflect back to our cultures.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

The thing that fascinates me is that the way I came to film and television is extinct. Then there were gatekeepers, it was prohibitively expensive to make a film, to be a director you had to be an entrepreneur to raise money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

Great acting is all about being in the moment, being in the present tense.

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Tom Hooper

I began to think that if you're a stutterer, it's about inhabiting silence, emptiness, and nothingness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I think people enjoy finding out something genuinely new.

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Tom Hooper

I would say L.A. is more polite than London - it's a very careful place. People talk a lot in code.

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Tom Hooper

A British villain never loses their sense of humour.

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Tom Hooper

I find that after a screening, people really want to come and tell you what they feel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

Actors are programmed to see the worst. If you're talking about an actor's TV series, you say, "I loved you last night." And they go, "What about the week before?" They immediately worry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

Sometimes your body language is enough for an actor to know that you're not happy. And you don't really need to say it out loud if you deal with actors you know very well. And I don't think you really need to be explicit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

Some of my most special shooting experiences have been at weekends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

Well, I'm half Australian, half English and I live in London. That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called 'The King's Speech.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I think English film is very embarrassed by patriotism, generally.

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Tom Hooper

Actors enjoy being treated as ordinary people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

There's something about being cerebral, intellectual, and yet emotionally repressed [in being villain]. If you think someone's doing this [bad] stuff and they're in complete control, that's more scary than if they're out of control.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

I'm the son of highly functioning parents who I'm incredibly lucky to have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

I decided to be a filmmaker when I was 12. I had utter clarity that this would be my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

Trans stories have now entered the mainstream in this fantastic way, but the most important thing is what follows from that is hopefully a shift in the experience of trans people - so that there's more acceptance in the culture to the issues they face and more support.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

The irony of a director going to film festivals is you never get to see any of the films.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I think the thumb print on the throat of many people is childhood trauma that goes unprocessed and unrecognized.

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Tom Hooper

I think directors can become overly infatuated by gilt and gold, and the word "lavish" and everything being magnificent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

I have a yearning someday to do one of these huge juggernauts.

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Tom Hooper

Thank you to my wonderful actors, the triangle of man-love which is Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

I mean, we've all had those dreams where, you know, we try to cry out and our voice won't come.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Hooper

With the coming of radio as a mass medium, suddenly the world changed. It became about, 'Can this leader project emotional connection through the way he speaks on the radio?' And the anxiety about whether he could do that, we've inherited.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis.

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Tom Hooper

In "The King's Speech," patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.

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Tom Hooper

If you look at Shakespeare's history plays, what the setting of monarchy allows is this extraordinary intensification of emotions and predicament.

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Tom Hooper

Films about the English monarchy, they tend to have a lavishness, sumptuous imagery, it's all very posh and rich.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Hooper

I was always obsessed with finding truly researched images to add authenticity, out of that came something totally contemporary and modern. Research is very key to my process because over and over again, reality provides more interesting images than you could have invented.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

I feel connected to the Second World War because my father lost his father in that war. So, through my dad and the effect it had on him of losing his father young, I always felt connected to the war. It goes back years, but it still feels to me as if we're completely living in it.

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Tom Hooper

A lot of dramas get a bad name commercially because they are unremittingly bleak.

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Tom Hooper

Nowadays filmmakers tend to recycle the same cliches over and over again.

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Tom Hooper

American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.