Morten Tyldum Quotes

  • Turing was fearless. He's extremely direct, which can be seen as socially awkward, and that becomes both his big obstacle but also, in many ways, his strength.
  • Turing was uncompromisingly honest. As soon as he didn't think you were interesting or smart, he'd just turn around and walk away, even if you were in the middle of a sentence.
  • I'm a sci-fi fan, but a lot of the sci-fi you're getting is the same. It's very stereotypical.
  • To me, Alan Turing was a mystery - it was sort of like something I needed to unravel. And he was also obsessed with puzzles. So I wanted to make the movie like a mystery, like a puzzle that you're piecing together.
  • I came to Hollywood and felt myself an outsider, and I was sent all these action thrillers and superhero scripts.
  • I love history, and I thought I knew history well, but I was shocked by how little I knew about it.
  • I think that the test for taking on a project is to try and list all the reasons not to do it. When you find yourself running out of reasons, and you still have to do it, it's the right thing to do.
  • You do not move forward by following convention. You celebrate those who are different, who are not burdened by 'normality.'
  • This is a man who was 23 years old when he theorized the idea of creating a programmable machine, and in that way, Turing foresaw computers and artificial intelligence. These were revolutionary ideas at that time.
  • For film fans to support 'The Imitation Game' means so much to me, the entire cast and film-making team.
  • Everything you care about is getting the next step right: getting the script right, finding the right actors, shooting it. Then you spend half a year in a dark room editing your film, and you don't talk to anybody.
  • 'The Imitation Game' is a very British film.
  • I hope I can be a filmmaker where every movie will be different, and not make one type of movie. I'm always looking for a character that interests me.
  • As a filmmaker, I don't want to limit myself to one kind of movie.
  • I'm from Norway, but I always felt like I'd grown up with British culture. We had everything from the BBC on our TV, so British drama seems very close to home.
  • I'm such a romantic at heart.
  • 'Headhunters' was a breakthrough film for me, internationally, and I got offered a lot of scripts from Hollywood - a lot of heightened hero movies.
  • You never have any idea where your movie's going to go when you're shooting - you're in this little bubble.
  • We have to remind ourselves that what we take for granted now is hard-won.
  • I always felt Harrison Ford looked like he's about to shoot himself when he's carrying his own gun. He always looked afraid; he's not just this tough guy, you know?
  • To me, it's mind-boggling to think that homosexuality was forbidden up until 1967.
  • I like movies where you can't just put them all in one box.