I'd made this naive little documentary about the real Burt Munro, very early in my film-making career, and this character always stuck with me. I thought, 'God, what a great subject for a feature film' And it's a project that I've been keeping on the back burner ever since.
More Quotes from Roger Donaldson:We had a very tempestuous time. We were ready to kill each other. It was really great for me personally to realize that it could change from that.
Sir Anthony Hopkins has been earmarked to play Nobel prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway in a new film, Papa. To be directed by New Zealander Roger Donaldson, the project has yet to secure funding although the script is based on Hemingway's encounter with Denne Bart Petitclerc, America's youngest war correspondent in Korea, who was inspired by how Hemingway reported the Spanish civil war. Hemingway was a great writer and a great character, ... If anybody can play Hemingway, Tony Hopkins can.
The optimism in the film is really based on my own experience of coming to America,
Hemingway invited him to Havana for some weekends and the movie is really about what happens when he goes there. It's a thriller, it's a love story, it's Hemingway as he falls apart and is suicidal. This guy was a witness to it all.
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I was so impressed with the work we were doing and I was very involved ideologically in photography - that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association. The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so on and we had an exhibition in New York.
One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress, but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious. She asked me to marry her. She was serious. It was pretty funny.