North Country .
[That's the kind of insight Caro goes for.] The people on the Range are so down-to-earth and strong, and they don't take s---, ... I loved hanging around in bars with the real women. They advised us on every detail - make-up, props, dialogue, manners. And I was so glad that, at the end of the film, we could have some of the real women stand up in the courtroom scenes.
I make it my business to have felt everything the characters need to feel, so if the actors need me to help them go where they need to go, I have already been there.
I hope you can see that I love Minnesota, ... You know, all the women from the mines talked to me about the beauty of the land. The idea that it has always been there, this mystical place that is scary and seductive and that, for many years, they never saw the inside of. So I tried to show that this land is very beautiful and that, even though a lot of ugly things happened, so did a lot of beautiful things.
[If people walk out feeling emotional about the movie,] that would be enough for me, ... But for people who have experienced (abuse), in an ideal world, it would give them courage to stand up.
[When Caro met Dylan, there was still no title for the film.] I wanted to call the film 'Landmark' for a long time, ... But the studio didn't think it was a sexy title, so I didn't get my way.
It's a very cold, bleak environment, ... I was late, but she turned up at the restaurant alone, installed herself at the bar. By the time I got there, there were shrieking all with laughter, as if they knew each other for a long time.
Her physical transformation was really interesting and astounding, but it was her emotional transformation, what she was doing emotionally in that film. Her work was unbelievable.
She is a movie star in a classic sense. She is more dazzling than any blonde before her.
The book was about a 22-year legal battle, and let me tell you, that makes for a well-researched but very convoluted story.
The iron range has its problems, like everywhere else, but the people are genuinely good.