Hodges Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Mike Hodges

Interviewed by: Richard Loncraine

Mike Hodges became interested in films after watching Westerns and musicals of the 1940s. He told his family he wished to be a director, but his father wanted him to have what he called a real “profession.” Hodges began to train to become the British-equivalent of a certified public accountant and spent much of his free time going to the movies, further fueling his desire to direct.

Hodges recalls his relationship with Dino De Laurentiis while making Flash Gordon.

Mike Hodges discusses being influenced by Western films and how Sergio Leone saw Get Carter as a Western.

He praises the DGA for coming to his aid during a crisis in post production.