Ken Loach on Kes

“I’m always aware that it was Barry Hines’ book, and I met Barry through Tony Garnett the producer, so I’m always embarrassed when they say, ‘That’s your film’. It’s our film. And Barry’s book is a real classic. I think the problem with our business is that it does create egotists if you’re not careful. A film ‘by’ the director is embarrassing. A film is by Kodak if it’s by anyone.”

— Ken Loach on Kes (via)