Gallo is a turd. He’s so clearly self-obsessed
Terry Gilliam constantly rips on Spielberg, it’s like all he does in Gilliam on Gilliam.
Anyway, who cares when good directors rip on other good directors. A director, pretty much has to be an ego-maniac, so jealousy is going to happen.
IMO, Spielberg can’t be ripped on enough. That clip above is the most succinct and accurate dismissal of Schindler’s List I’ve heard – he’s completely right.
I share his opinion on “Schindler’s List”, but I don’t share his opinions on “Close Encounter of the Third Kind”.
I think Speilberg does get ripped on a lot, sometimes he deserves it, sometimes he doesn’t. It’s got to be said though, he can make a movie.
Yes, indeed, I have read all those before and I’ve been quite surprised especially when I remember that I have also read some Antonioni interviews from the 60’s and the 70’s where he speaks favorably about all the guys – Rossellini (as far as I remember Antonioni claimed they shared a room in an apartment in the mid-40’s where they wrote scripts for films), Bergman ( he said something in the manner that he appreciates his films and that Bergman, tries to achieve something Antonioni himself is striving to achieve, however, in a different way), Godard (in an interview where the interviewer is actually Godard himself, Antonioni states that he sees him as one of the most innovative and daring filmmakers at the time)…
Flavorwire just posted 5 pages of quotes on this topic. Pretty good stuff.
This one made me laugh aloud:
“Tarantino named his production company after one of my films. He’d have done better to give me some money.”
and of course some typical hating per Vincent Gallo (don’t remember if these have been posted yet, probably)
Vincent Gallo on Spike Jonze:
“He’s the biggest fraud out there. If you bring him to a party he’s the least interesting person at the party, he’s the person who doesn’t know anything. He’s the person who doesn’t say anything funny, interesting, intelligent… He’s a pig piece of shit.”
Vincent Gallo on Martin Scorsese:
“I wouldn’t work for Martin Scorsese for $10 million. He hasn’t made a good film in 25 years. I would never work with an egomaniac has-been.”
“Sofia Coppola likes any guy who has what she wants. If she wants to be a photographer she’ll fuck a photographer. If she wants to be a filmmaker, she’ll fuck a filmmaker. She’s a parasite just like her fat, pig father was.”
Vincent Gallo is a ghastly human being but I gotta admit that he’s pretty funny when he’s bitching about another director.
I feel bad for anyone who would even consider Vincent Gallo a director.
Forget all the excuses, ‘the childish fascination’ and ‘the all embracing humility’, for this is my confession, black on white: I, Lars von Trier, am but a simple masturbator of the silver screen.
All filmmakers masturbate.
Unless you’re a nun, why are you against masturbation?
Are there any nun filmmakers?
Eric Idle is a filmmaker and he was in Nuns on the Run. Does that count?
This basically seems to be a case of the more accessible bridge filmmakers like Kurosawa, Herzog, Bergman, Truffaut, etc. ripping on less accessible filmmakers like Ozu, Antonioni, Godard, etc, as if they have a chip on their shoulder and resent people making films that may have less mass appeal. Bergman was clearly jealous of Antonioni and Godard. I have a hard time in his heart of hearts he felt Antonioni was an inferior filmmaker.
The 30 Harshest Filmmaker-on-Filmmaker Insults In History
I think most of the the above list has already been covered by this forum. I’ll try to post some that haven’t:
8. Harmony Korine on Quentin Tarantino:
“Quentin Tarantino seems to be too concerned with other films. I mean, about appropriating other movies, like in a blender. I think it’s, like, really funny at the time I’m seeing it, but then, I don’t know, there’s a void there. Some of the references are flat, just pop culture.”
9. Nick Broomfield on Quentin Tarantino:
“It’s like watching a schoolboy’s fantasy of violence and sex, which normally Quentin Tarantino would be wanking alone to in his bedroom while this mother is making his baked beans downstairs. Only this time he’s got Harvey Weinstein behind him and it’s on at a million screens.”
30. Uwe Boll on Michael Bay:
“I’m not a fucking retard like Michael Bay.”
I think its hilarious Vincent Gallo praising Pasolini who was openly gay and Gallo being such a big Republican and all. Its rather funny. And Spike Lee saying shit about Eastwood. We are talking about a guy who worships all the classic jazz artists. And made Bird. I guess Spike thinks Charlie Parker was an Uncle Tom too. I like alot of his films (particularly Crooklyn) but he really needs to shut up sometimes. I do agree with him about Tyler Perry though what a bunch of puerile bullsh**!