(on the reality of his father's funeral compare to how he presented in in his film "Wah-Wah")
Richard: There was a young priest who had just come back from an evangelical course in America, he jumped into my father's grave, undid the lid and tried to raise him from the dead. And then he had to be consoled and hauled out of the grave because he somehow felt his faith had been not rewarded by a resurrection there and then. It was so bizarre, a Monty Python meets Joe Orton moment. We previewed the film when the editing money ran out, and without exception the response was 'this is too bizarre'. It may be have really happened but I had to cut it out and make it a straight, conventional funeral.