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I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a place for movies to leave people with a sense of hope. If your film isn't going to do that, I just don't think it's worth making.
Got the directing gig on Harry Potter after longtime front-runner Steven Spielberg
passed on the project. He met author J.K. Rowling
in England and won the job over several other candidates after promising her he would film entirely in the U.K. and use an all-British cast. Most of the crew was also British.
Common theme in his movies is children triumphing over adults