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OwainCai's Favorite Auteurs

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Nagisa Ôshima

“My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it.”

 
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Paul Thomas Anderson

“I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.”

 
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Buster Keaton

“I don't act anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.”

 
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Christopher Nolan

“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.”

 
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“I, as a filmmaker, treat my works as I do my own sons or daughters. I don't care if people are fond of them or despise them, as long as I created them with my best intentions and efforts.”

 
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François Truffaut

“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.”

 
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Mikio Naruse

“From the youngest age, I have thought that the world we live in betrays us; this thought still remains with me.”

 
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George Miller

“Lorenzo's Oil or the Babe films or Mad Max or indeed Happy Feet, I think probably they have two things in common. One is very conscious, which is to tell the best story you can, and the second one is that I Like telling stories that basically follow the hero myth.”

 
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John Landis

“Because of Lucas and Spielberg, the Jaws and Star Wars phenomenon, suddenly B pictures are now A pictures. Now there is no such thing as a B product. It's all crap. ”

 
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John Woo

“The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature - something deep inside the heart.”

 
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John Sayles

“Oh, I've always felt like I was on the margins. Once upon a time that's what independent used to mean.”

 
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David Fincher

“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.”

 
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Dario Argento

“The process of writing and directing drives you to such extremes that it’s natural to feel an affinity with insanity. I approach that madness as something dangerous and I’m afraid, but also I want to go to it, to see what’s there, to embrace it. I don’t know why but I’m drawn.”

 
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Jack Arnold

“I love science fiction. As a youngster, I used to buy all the pulp magazines. I loved them. I was very pleased when I was assigned to direct my first SF film because I was still an avid fan. The more I did this type of film the better I liked it, because the studio left me alone.”

 
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Shôhei Imamura

“I show true things using fictional techniques but maintaining truthfulness — that's where my approach differs from Ozu. He wanted to make film more aesthetic. I want to make it more real. He aspired toward a cinematic nirvana. When I was his assistant, I was very opposed to him, but now, whilst still not liking his films, I'm much more tolerant. As for me, I'd like to destroy this premise that cinema is fiction.”

 
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Michael Moore

“White people scare the crap out of me. ”

 
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Trey Parker

“Hollywood views regular people as children, and they think they're the smart ones who need to tell the idiots out there how to be.”

 
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Werner Herzog

“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”