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#1. The joy of writing drama is putting yourself into different people's heads. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#2. When you see two writers named on a movie, one of them did some drafts and got the boot. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#3. Plan for each episode to be a satisfying experience, but still leave the audience thinking, 'Oh, my God! Now what?' - Author: Andrew Davies
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#4. I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#5. My wife likes history and documentaries, but I'm not so keen on them. I generally go and do some work if there's one of those on. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#6. People like bonnets. I don't think you can under-estimate that. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#7. One of the things I've always thought is a drag in so many period adaptations is that they are always buttoned up to the neck in so many clothes all the time. I'm always looking for excuses to get them out of their clothes. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#8. I prefer love scenes to be shot up close with a lot of focus on eyes and mouths. Otherwise it can feel uncomfortable and voyeuristic. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#9. I suppose I have the tastes of someone who teaches at a university in the provinces. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#10. An adaptation I was working on of Trollope's 'The Pallisers' has been axed by the BBC ... I was also going to do Dickens' 'Dombey and Son' but they've asked me to do 'David Copperfield' instead. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#11. Be careful about the advice you give, especially to your children. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#12. I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#13. Taking the humour out of Dickens, it's not Dickens any more. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#14. I used to have this Mercedes, a dark blue 450SLC, which was the most beautiful car. I'd like to have another unusual, beautiful car. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#15. I remain, however, fairly optimistic for the future of period drama because it's just such a popular thing. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#16. From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don't think it's sentimentality or nostalgia, it's often that they are simply the best stories. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#17. I would love it if anyone gave me the job of adapting 'The Great Gatsby,' but nobody ever does. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#18. The BBC fulfils a wonderful cultural function. Maybe the problem is that it feels it needs to be everything to everybody. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#19. I always do like to write love stories, even if they end tragically. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#20. Novels often have leisurely openings; a TV drama needs an arresting opening. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#21. I had a very high opinion of my father's judgement of things and he said, "You better get a job that pays the bills because a writer doesn't make any money. If possible, get a job that allows you to write in your spare time." - Author: Andrew Davies
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#22. Rebecca Eaton has made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of America, and, more than that, she is one of the most fun people I know. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#23. I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#24. The most moving scene for me in 'Pride and Prejudice' is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy's sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy's look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth's eyes. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#25. People in the BBC are always dying to get out of their open-plan offices. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#26. The older I get, the more fun it is to write young people. It's just a holiday from what is becoming old age, really. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#27. A distinguished producer called Kenith Trodd actually lived in his office for over a year - the cleaners refused to go in because it was such a tip. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#28. You're stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#29. I'd love to adapt more contemporary novels. But there isn't really enough story and character to make a really satisfying serial, so they tend to be single dramas. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#30. 'Othello' is the most domestic of Shakespeare's tragedies and the one that's likely to strike a personal note with a lot of people watching it. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#31. I'm absolutely delighted if people think of me as a reliable purveyor of quality period stuff. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#32. As a fairly innocent teenager, growing up in a village in Wales, I just thought, "God, I would like to go and hang about Soho and write great poetry and try to avoid drinking myself to death." - Author: Andrew Davies
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#33. I adore doing classic adaptations, but I also feel their frustrations and their limitations. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#34. I was getting rewarded for writing well, from about the age of five or six. A teacher would say, "Look what Andrew has written," and I thought, "Maybe I could be a writer." - Author: Andrew Davies
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#35. Nursing homes and rest homes are all the rage round here. Most of us will be in them before very long. Do you fancy that? Are you looking forward to it? No, neither am I. But I'm doing something about that. Just whisky and cigarettes, so far, mostly. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#36. Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#37. I know that a ridiculous number of classic serials have been commissioned, and that reviews show a reaction against them. The critics seem fed up. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#38. 'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#39. The writer in movies is about as low as you can get and you really are a hired hand. You are paid a lot of money to be treated like dirt. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#40. I'm glad nobody has asked me to adapt 'Wuthering Heights' because I think I would make a mess of it. Everybody makes a mess of it. I think the Bronte Sisters are mad. - Author: Andrew Davies
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