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Whereas European films have traditionally been able to go into adult relationships. I think there’s a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
What’s really interesting about that is that a lot of these words that were incendiary in their time now seem almost harmless and laughable, because…
This one, even though it called for San Francisco, I think they wanted to initially shoot part of the film up here, you know get…
They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children’s movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.
That’s a little homage in a way to that and also to create that sort of creepy atmosphere that Hitchcock did. Vertigo was one of…
It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time.…
I shot a lot of close-ups on this movie ’cause there’s like a dual mystery, she’s searching through her haunted past to find some truth…
But you know, there’s always a danger nowadays that films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons. And that’s something that really…
The truth is, I’m drawn to all kinds of things.
The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure.
Nowadays they either want to move the film to Canada or in some cases they go to Prague or Romania or they want to keep…
I read, therefore I’m interested in writers.
And I liked this extreme character of de Sade.
Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps,…
To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas.
Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
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