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[on his cinematic influences] The New German Cinema during my years in the [Oxford university] cinema club. Fassbinder [Rainer Werner Fassbinder
], Wenders [Wim Wenders
]. In shooting Butterfly Kiss
(1995) I thought of their way of filming places that weren't cinematographic in and of themselves, of their sense of the atmosphere of a place. [from: "Michael Winterbottom: Interviews", 2010]
Attended Oxford before going to Bristol University to study film.