Alex Cox

Quotes: Alex Cox

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    And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.
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    Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.
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    Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
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    I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
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    In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
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    It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
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    It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage, and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan, is that our news reporting is pretty much along the lines of pornography now.
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    One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
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    Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
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    That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them.
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    The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
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    The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.
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    Visual representation of it is essential if we're to come to terms with what it is we've done.
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    You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.
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