Monthly Archives: July 2011

Interview: Richard Ayoade

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN AUGUST 2011 FOR THE VELVET ONION

Hi Richard! It’s a pleasure to talk you… we at TVO loved the film.

Thank you very much!

How did you prepare for the challenge of making your first film?

The main thing seems to be spending time on the script. Writing it and getting it right seems to be the most time-consuming element, that you’re most focused on for the longest. That’s the major thing to get right.

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There’s quite dark subject matter in the film, even if it’s ultimately uplifting. Would you say it’s fair to say it’s not really what people would expect of you?

I suppose it’s hard for me to know what people would have expected, really. I think because it’s an adaptation of a book, it hopefully follows the tone of the novel, so I don’t think it’s like something I would be in. It’s different, I suppose. Read the rest of this entry