Brian De Palma

Quotes: Brian De Palma

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    And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.
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    And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
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    But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
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    Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says. Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences, because he's so brilliant.
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    However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years.
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    So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
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    The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
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    The real trouble with film school is that the people teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't give the students an idea of what's happening.
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    Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films.
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    Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff, you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be able to be in control enough to capture what's happening.
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    When you make a movie outside the system and it's successful critically or a moderate financial success, you usually have to go back into the system and make a big hit.
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    Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
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