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24 quotations by Brian De Palma

QuoteYou really are as hot as your last movie. And it goes away really quickly.Quote

QuoteYou know, when people want to get any information, research information, it will all exist on these Web sites.Quote

QuoteYou know, I listen to contemporary music all the time.Quote

QuoteWell, 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.Quote

QuoteWell, 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.Quote

QuoteThat's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.Quote

QuoteSo 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.Quote

QuoteIt's always great when you discover someone.Quote

QuoteIt's always great to discover a new star of tomorrow.Quote

QuoteIf anyone's been around some very long cocaine evenings, there's nothing that's in SCARFACE that we all haven't seen before.Quote

QuoteI've dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.Quote

QuoteI've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features.Quote

QuoteI've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while, and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.Quote

QuoteI mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way.Quote

QuoteI hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.Quote

QuoteI guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence, so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.Quote

QuoteI don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films.Quote

QuoteI do like directing other people's material.Quote

QuoteHowever, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years.Quote

QuoteHowever, I spent most of my time in a Quaker school.Quote

QuoteGodard 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.Quote

QuoteBut, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.Quote

QuoteAnd we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.Quote

QuoteAnd that's what's so inspirational about something like DIONYSUS. It actually records the moment that it happened. Kind of like a document of the period.Quote