Dario Argento Quotes

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I used a Luma crane, a wounderful device; it makes the

I used a Luma crane, a wounderful device; it makes the camera able to go anywhere. It was also used on Friday the 13th Part 3.
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When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
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Each film I make changes me in some way. When I start the picture I’m one person and by the time I finish I’m another.
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In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.
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Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
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Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
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‘Macbeth’ is one of the best operas ever, and doing it was a great experience. I added some things to the opera based from my experience on the movie – such as some of the special effects and bits of film – to make it new and interesting. It was a very good work and a very good experience.
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I like women, especially beautiful ones. If they have a good face and figure, I would much prefer to watch them being murdered than an ugly girl or man.
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But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
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I’ve never gone into analysis. But Freud opened a door, I know.
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I remember when I was very young, I had a fever – a long rheumatic fever in bed for four months. And in the days, I stayed alone with the maid. I only had my father’s books with me. They were fantasy books about ghosts, and also books by Edgar Allen Poe that made a forever impression on me.
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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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When I was five. That’s when I started to love film.
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I make a film – and once I’ve made it, everyone comes along and says ‘Ah! This is a film that’s political, or social’, or whatever. But I’m not telling the story that they see. I made a film, told a story, but I wasn’t thinking about exactly what it all meant.
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If you don’t like my movies, don’t watch them.
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I’m appreciated more abroad. In America, Japan… and in the United Kingdom.
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For a long time, censors have been cutting my works. This makes me so sad, because many times they will tell me, ‘Television won’t like, so we have to cut, cut, cut!’
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I like films to have something inside, I don’t mean a message, I mean something from the soul.
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Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.
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I was very young, and I was on vacation with my family, and there was a retrospective of old films, and one of them was ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ with Claude Rains that was in color. It was something very important for my career because I began to follow these stories that were morbid.
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‘Deep Red’ (1975) is my favorite movie. The character David Hemmings plays is very much based on my own personality. It was a very strong film, very brutal, and of course the censors were upset. It was cut by almost an hour in some countries.
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But you know, as you say, the original versions of my films are getting out there, slowly.
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Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
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The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It’s a horrible experience.
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I wanted something new, the supernatural. The witch, the sorcerer, I love this. I love the films of the witch and sorcerers and magic, its wonderful!
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My life and career is my own adventure.
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We had many good directors – John Carpenter, Brian De Palma – but things have become polluted by business, money and bad relationships. The success of the horror genre has led to its downfall.
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This is my life – I want to tell stories. There is something huge inside me that pushes me to tell stories, and tell stories for an audience and everybody.
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I’m very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I’m interested in their lives and their problems.
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My mother was a famous photographer for actresses, including Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, and so many. I remember I went to school close to my mother’s studio, and for years, I went to the studio after school and just watched how she captured these beauties.
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Americans are very enthusiastic. We have a new generation of moviegoers who love great horror films. I am a very imaginative man, and for me, it’s easy to speak with my dark side. I have very beautiful, interesting nightmares.
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Shooting movies has changed, and me too – I have changed. And then, every film I do, something in my mind, my soul, changes. My natural change, I change at the same time as the films, I think.
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Paradise is too perfect for humanity.
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The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
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I’ve been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I’ve wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise.
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In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.
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It’s incredible that they censor films. It’s sad.
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Maybe when I stop making movies, I’ll understand my work better.
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You must push everything to the absolute limit or else life will be boring. People will be boring.
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No, it’s interesting to remake a film for the contemporary audience today. I think it’s a good idea; it needs to respect the original idea. Don’t just take the title and change everything else.
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Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.
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I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it’s the most important thing in the move, the camera, because without the camera, film is just a stage or television – nothing.
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