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Nigel Kneale Quotes & Quotations
Nigel Kneale
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    All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you're just playing about. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    Big Brother sounded like a silly stunt and that's what it is. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    Certainly, it isn't a ghost story where people go into a haunted house. There have been two or three made on that basis, but I didn't want to do that. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I always put humour into my stories because if you construct a horrific scene of some kind you have to balance that with an equal quantity of humour. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I don't judge other people's work and I don't see enough of it either. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I like inventing stories. Very often it's exciting to write about an imaginary future based on trends, you work out what things could wind up as. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I made a rule for myself that the only television things I would do would be my own stories. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I prefer doing original scripts because I totally control the story - it's all mine. Films don't work like that but television does. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I reckon I closed down at least two films companies, one of which was in Ealing in the mid 1950s. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I'd written a book of short stories that had won the Somerset Maugham prize so I was respectable, but there was no money in short story writing. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
  • 13
    People who believe in flying saucers are the scrapings from the bottom. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
  • 15
    The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale
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    You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five. Nigel-KnealeNigel Kneale