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“I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”
“I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today's movies. They believe everything they're hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up.”
“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”
“Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget. ”
“Cliches are what make you understand something.”
“I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me I'm always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about JAWS is that I've never gone swimming in the ocean again.”
“In the zombie movie world, that's how you affirm your friendship. When someone really loves you, they blow your head off.”
“I don't want to make films that give you the answer. If there is a message to my films - and I hope there isn't - it's to be open-minded.”
“Perhaps it makes sense that a woman whose earliest memory was on the set of Apocalypse Now would grow up to direct a dark fable about five adolescent girls who unapologetically and unceremoniously kill themselves...”
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