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The natural milieu I inhabit is more in epic storytelling.
A hero can only be as good as the bad guy.
I have nothing but praise for J. K. Rowling. Her contribution – apart from the books themselves, obviously – is showing writers how to interact with the 21st Century.
Terry Hayes
I got to know Australians well working on the 'Mad Max' franchise with director George Miller.
Terry Hayes
I used to be a journalist.
Movie studios could learn a thing or two from British publishers. There is an intelligence, and a respect for writers; things that you hope for and never get in Hollywood.
Terry Hayes
I've read and traveled a lot in the Middle East, and I built on eyewitness accounts of horrific executions that would shape a boy's character and beliefs if he watched his father die that way. These are the stuff of which nightmares are made.
Terry Hayes
When I was a kid, I went through the whole process of reading great literature and trying to be very widely read.
Terry Hayes
We all have to take responsibility for what we say and do.
When I was 10, my father had to go to the local library to sign a release form stating that I was allowed to borrow books from the adult section.
Terry Hayes
I've always had a great affection for espionage stories. I like weaving them, and I like thrillers.
Terry Hayes
The problem with movies is you are over-rewarded for the work you do. It's hard to give up, and I got used to a certain lifestyle.
Terry Hayes
Movies are a team sport now, and I want to play singles.
On a deeper level, I think many stories – especially thrillers – can be a journey to the heart of darkness.
Terry Hayes
I went to Australia from England when I was right at that age when you learn to read. It's a very confronting thing, traveling halfway around the world and having a mother who was deeply unhappy at ending up in Australia, so you look for some way to find comfort, I guess, and I found it in books.
Terry Hayes
I think I can speak with a degree of authority… today, the biggest driving force of movies is pace; God help you if you try to put in a scene that is about character and not plot.
Terry Hayes
It doesn't take much to get a high profile in Australia.