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The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

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After a stuttering start to his directorial career with Statham-in-Soho drama Hummingbird, Steven Knight has hit the criticial motherlode with his follow-up. His acclaimed drama, Locke, is what the writer/director describes as “a very ordinary tragedy” in which construction site foreman Ivan Locke (a stellar Tom Hardy) skips out on a vital concrete pour for a night drive down the M6 that will change his, and several other lives. Back in his hometown for the film’s Birmingham premiere, Knight talks Empire through the five stages of making his auto-drama.

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THE IDEA...

Steven Knight Locke

“My original idea was to point the camera at something that wouldn’t make the news or the papers but that, for the people involved, is the end of the world. It’s happened to a very ordinary person and that’s its appeal. The best reviews I’ve seen say, ‘It’s a man in a car for 90 minutes but…’. It’s the story of an ordinary man and a decision he makes, and I think people can identify with that. The point of the whole exercise is for people to forget that it’s such a different format and engage with the character and the story. I tried to reflect what I believe, which is that when you’re alone in a car, you’re alone in a very specific way, when you reflect on your life and the things you’ve done. Am I a mellow driver? Oh god, yes. Very mellow. I’m not vulnerable to road rage. I don’t listen to music, I listen to TalkSport. I think any anger gets vented by the radio."

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Does anyone know what the budget was? I think I've read they shot it in something like 9 days, from dusk till dawn each night? More

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