Published on: 19 December 2019 in Events
Little Women Q&A with Greta Gerwig and Mike Leigh: live-tweets
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Our members gathered on Monday evening for the last Directors UK screening of 2019, and what a screening it was to go out on! We were treated to a showing of Little Women, followed by a Q&A with Greta Gerwig — moderated by Mike Leigh.
Greta spoke to Mike about the rhythm of her dialogue, the decision to shoot on film, what she had learned since directing Lady Bird, and that wonderful moment when you first hear the score for your film.
Catch up with all of our live-tweets from the event below.
Greta tells us she has no desire to ever direct herself as an actor. When she’s acting she feels she needs a certain lack of self-consciousness in order to give a director the performance they need. She wouldn’t be able to do that if she was directing herself #DUKlittlewomen— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) December 16, 2019
The film’s structure came to her very early on. She loved the book as a child, and reading it again as an adult it was like she’d never read it before. She sees the film as looking back at the book itself but also her experience of rediscovering the book #DUKlittlewomen— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) December 16, 2019
Also the book itself was initially published in two parts, that are very much in dialogue with one another. By cutting between the two she could make those conversations explicit and also cut again moments that could otherwise be saccharine #DUKlittlewomen— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) December 16, 2019