Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
I've always been completely autocratic. I've never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.
Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.
Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.