Mike Leigh's Inspiration (18 titles)
I grew up in the 40s and 50s in Manchester and I went to the pictures, as often as anyone would let me.
I never saw a film that wasn't in English and then I came to London and discovered world cinema. And you know Hollywood and English language movies are only a tiny slice out of what has gone on forever, since the beginning of cinema.
And still goes on: all round the world people are creating all kinds of incredible things on the screen.
I do like to get out there and really think about the world, the real world, but somewhere in there is the massive influence entering into my blood stream of all kinds of movies - I'm a sucker for movies.