I really didn't think I was going to like it, that it was only for girls. I was shocked by its sense of observation and its careful study. It felt very modern and very fresh.
I don't want a kid who's interested in being a star. I'm interested in a kid who's interested in acting. This isn't Pop Idol.
I'm just delighted. I really thought that because it was a panel vote it might go to people who had gone to war-torn places. I'm very surprised and delighted.
We are pleased to announce the purchase of the Horizons-2 satellite which extends two significant partnerships that PanAmSat has developed over the past five years, ... First, PanAmSat and JSAT will double capacity in our Horizons joint venture, which has already proven to be a highly successful for both companies. This satellite will provide Ku-band growth capacity in North America for PanAmSat in 2007 through the next decade. And secondly, we are extending our relationship with Orbital Sciences as our primary supplier of small satellites which have become a critical part of our business strategy going forward.
The human heart doesnt change that much, ... I think theyre a few writers where you dont understand where their talent comes from. Those kind of artists speak inherent emotional truths well always be attached to.
Emma was the fairy godmother of the film she gave wonderful advice.
So much of today's film culture, in England and America, is based on lies, really. The industry is very ambitious, and success has become such an opium, people start from the wrong place they forget sometimes that the core of what we do is storytelling. It serves a need, a purpose for the individual and society to pull us together in shared experience and help us realize we're not alone in that experience.
It made me laugh, so I put it in.
It wasn't that originally I didn't want her. I think she's being too modest. I thought she may be too beautiful to play Elizabeth. I kind of had the idea that Elizabeth should be a little plainer. So I met a number of people for the role.
It doesn't really work. The most important thing I did was that I wanted to cast all the actors at the right ages. I wanted to cast them at the ages that Austen wrote them. It seemed to me that these are young people experiencing these emotions for the first time.
You've got these six women - five daughters and Mrs Bennet - all talking over each other, all wanting to be heard and all needing their space. They've got to appear real.
Employers are realizing that this is a great benefit to employees. It doesn't cost them anything and is a great way to get to work.
It only makes sense if they're young, because they're having these feelings and misunderstandings for the first time, ... I didn't want to make the '40-Year-Old Virgin.'
We were trying to understand the emotional relevance of every move and gesture.
I wanted someone young, but not a pretty boy I wanted a big, strong manly man -- a proper man -- because of what Elizabeth Bennet is going through. The whole process of falling in love -- from the physical and the emotional to the intellectual to the spiritual -- and to the way it changes your perceptions. ... That's what I tried to capture.
Jane Austen has phenomenal craft, ... I tried to stay faithful to the narrative, the tone and atmosphere of the book, to find a cinematic equivalent of 'Pride and Prejudice.'
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