Brian De Palma Quotes


30 Brian De Palma quotes:



"However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years."
"I don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films."
"I'm always looking for a kind of new musical entity to sort of move into a motion picture venue."
"You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling thing that's happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore."
"And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations."
"I've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features."
"I 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."
"I'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."
"It's always great when you discover someone."
"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."
"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."
"Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists."
"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."
"I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way."
"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."
"And 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."
"But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore."
"I do like directing other people's material."
"I 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."
"I was thinking of doing something - I'm always sort of fascinated, you know, I have a fascination with watching these kids on MTV videos."



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