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Alexander Cox is a British film director, screenwriter, nonfiction author and sometime actor, notable for his idiosyncratic style and approach to scripts.
(1954 - )

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And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.
 

And Walker was made with a Mexican crew, although it was shot in Nicaragua.
 

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.
 

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
 

I did not find my studies particularly enthralling.
 

I don't think about Hollywood at all.
 

I'd love to make another film in Mexico.
 

I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
 

In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
 

It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
 

It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage, and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan, is that our news reporting is pretty much along the lines of pornography now.
 

Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
[Annoyed]
 

No, I did a film called Death and the Compass as well.
 

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
 

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
 

So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.
 

Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
 

That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them.
 

The future is always a dystopia in movies.
 

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
 


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