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I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because read more

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies.

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I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get read more

I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.

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It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I read more

It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it.

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I like the vulnerability, the naked face. And then, of course, I hadn't done a contemporary story in 3 or read more

I like the vulnerability, the naked face. And then, of course, I hadn't done a contemporary story in 3 or 4 films, so that also interested me.

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It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story read more

It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.

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From the beginning, we were prepared, we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.

From the beginning, we were prepared, we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.

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I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To read more

I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time.

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He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he read more

He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film.

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Les Miserables. I never read the book before, but when I read this script it was so outstanding, so brilliant, read more

Les Miserables. I never read the book before, but when I read this script it was so outstanding, so brilliant, I wanted to make it.

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She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can read more

She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film.

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