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Lasse Hallstrom Quotes & Quotations
Lasse Hallstrom
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    A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I am always more interested in performance and character depiction, and my direction says as much. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I feel the need to work with my wife, Lena Olin, again. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I got to work with my wife, Lena Olin, for the first time, which was great. I thought it might be difficult in some way to talk to one's wife in a different way but it was so not forced. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your wife about her performance, so going into it I was a little nervous. But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I love involving actors at all levels - and they have to know that I want to hear their contributions, with dialogue, with story suggestions, with script changes, whatever. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I love mixing amateurs and professionals. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    It was important on The Shipping News to have my house far enough away from each location so I had this time in the morning to think about my shots and still remain open to surprises once I got to the set. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    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_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    It's just, for me, the natural standard: a woman should be able to decide over her own body. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    Kevin, as the whole cast is, just wonderful people and great people, and people who are attracted to this kind of material and accepting the idea of going to Newfoundland and knowing the kind of lack of amenities. Lasse_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    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_HallstromLasse Hallstrom
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    My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries. Lasse_Hallstrom/21.php">Lasse Hallstrom
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    My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them. Lasse_Hallstrom/22.php">Lasse Hallstrom
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    My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot. Lasse_Hallstrom/23.php">Lasse Hallstrom
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    To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat. Lasse_Hallstrom/24.php">Lasse Hallstrom
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    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/25.php">Lasse Hallstrom