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“The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.”
“The only reason you make a movie is not to make or set out to do a good or bad movie, it's just to see what you learn for the next one.”
Gus Van Sant
“I have my ideas of what a good documentary is, but drama is a different animal because you're arranging everything.”
[On unemployed filmmakers] "It seems much easier for these people to rent my films, look at them and make notes, than to give them a job."
“If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.”
“The people I really admire, like [John] Cassavetes, live the lives of their movies, and that's how I want to live. ”
Guillermo del Toro
“I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.”
“Why didn’t they go further? If I’d done that film, I would have done it differently.”
“When I was a child the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option lead me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.”
“Hollywood is just too marvelous. One feels the footprints of all the immortals are here, but has a terrible feeling that they are in sand and won’t last when civilization comes this way.”
“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot.”
“A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie, the story should.”
“All my films in the end are about the human condition, and about humanity.”
“The audience seems hazy to me, shrouded in a veil through which I can't see.”
“The best movies have to be experienced; they can't just be written about.”
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