Nigel Kneale - Quotes

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All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you're just playing about. ---->>>

The trick is the paradox - turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write. ---->>>

You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five. ---->>>

Nothing could be recorded in those days except by aiming a movie camera at the television screen. It was at least another 10 years before they had any kind of recording medium. ---->>>

I don't judge other people's work and I don't see enough of it either. ---->>>

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is, for me, the most exciting sort of story to write. The viewer thinks it's going to be about something and it does the opposite. ---->>>

I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway. ---->>>

Big Brother sounded like a silly stunt and that's what it is. ---->>>

I made a rule for myself that the only television things I would do would be my own stories. ---->>>

I reckon I closed down at least two films companies, one of which was in Ealing in the mid 1950s. ---->>>

I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention. ---->>>

I'd never seen any television before I started. ---->>>

I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan. ---->>>

People who believe in flying saucers are the scrapings from the bottom. ---->>>

Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me. ---->>>

The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 04-18, 1922
Birthplace:
Die: 2006-10-29
Occupation: Writer
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Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a British screenwriter. He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association (wikipedia)