The Red Shoes is often cited as one of your best
collaborations with Pressburger. Was it as satisfying a film for you to
make as it was to watch?
Why did your partnership with Emeric Pressburger come to an end?
You then proceeded to move off in a fascinating new direction that
the gentile spirit of Pressburger would never have followed.
Peeping Tom couldn't have been a more radical departure from
your previous films.
Tell me how it came about?
The public were outraged by Peeping Tom.
Would you accept that the contradictory nature of the film is strange?
The fact that you watch this man carrying out atrocious acts of violence
and then at the end, are expected to feel sympathy for him?
Do you regret the experience?
You have made an important contribution to the realising of cinema
as an art form and are continuing to inspire and influence the film
giants of today such as Scorsese, Coppola and Spielberg.
What, to you is the most important thing about filmmaking?
Do you look back and think that the British public didn't really