David Puttnam

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David Puttnam

My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.More David Puttnam [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no education system in the world - none at all - that's better than its average teacher.More David Puttnam [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Without any doubt at all, teacher quality is the fundamental differentiator. Not just, incidentally, of education, but I would argue, probably the biggest single differentiator of success for the nations of the 21st Century.More David Puttnam [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A vital step for the technology sector is to signpost legitimate search options far more clearly and to delete links to sites that promote illegally sourced content.More David Puttnam [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the 'best' courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.More David Puttnam [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the 'best' courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always sensed what a script should sound like - even before the movie's been madeMore David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A country that fails to value its teachers, fails to value its future.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no education system in the world - none at all - that's better than its average teacher.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without any doubt at all, teacher quality is the fundamental differentiator. Not just, incidentally, of education, but I would argue, probably the biggest single differentiator of success for the nations of the 21st Century.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A vital step for the technology sector is to signpost legitimate search options far more clearly and to delete links to sites that promote illegally sourced content.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If it's not true, don't say it; if it's not right, don't do it.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Film and the other creative industries are being transformed by digital technologies.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not naive enough to pretend that on its own cinema can capture the very soul of significant social and cultural problems.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most parliamentarians don't have a clue as regards the challenges or the opportunities the games industry faces.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is certain is that plurality and diversity are not, and never can be, a natural 'byproduct' of unregulated market forces.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As intelligent and responsible filmmakers, working in a free society, we have a duty to ensure that our chosen medium is a force for good. Especially in this ever-more complex and difficult world.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At its best, cinema does retain a remarkable ability to speak to people of every age, from every background, and in ways that almost any other art form in popular culture struggles to compete with.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At least in the West, politicians, corporations and media moguls can no longer take for granted their power to control the public discourse - and have it go unchallenged.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I absolutely refuse to accept the fact that any country in the world goes into a kind of film-making crisis. What happens is they lose confidence, they lose focus and the young film-makers of any particular generation can very easily get lost in that mix. It's happened in Italy, happened in France, happened in the U.K. during my lifetime.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the U.K., the history of regulation, certainly regulation of the media, is one in which, time and again, successive governments lacked the 'bottle' to enforce the powers that were available to them.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Newspapers and their editors have to become as accountable as the rest of us - they are not 'a special case,' and they have only themselves to blame for having lost the argument for 'exceptionalism' - and with it the right to 'self-regulation.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most important thing I think teachers can do for young people is to make them inquiring, is to ensure that they know how to gather information, that they check information and they take their information from a multiplicity of sources.More David Puttnam [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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