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Cinema has been extremely conservative and prudish. I wanted to go to the opposite extreme and show the relationship only through sex. [on 9 Songs
His former partner Sabrina Broadbent wrote a novel, "Descent", which "The Manchester Guardian" describes as "closely based on their life together. Or rather, not together, because the husband in the book is understood to be a workaholic film director who keeps disappearing in pursuit of interesting projects". ("A Winterbottom's Tale", February 1, 2004)
Often has actors improvise, rather than work exclusively from the script