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Born: 1940-09-07
Profession: Director
Nation: Italian
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My life and career is my own adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Career, Life

Paradise is too perfect for humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Paradise, Perfect

So I haven't thought about the critics for a long time.

Tags: Critics, Thought, Time

There's nothing gratuitous about my films.

Tags: Films, Gratuitous

When I see a film I've finished, it's like another person made it. Like another mind.

Tags: Another, Film, Mind

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.

Tags: Read, Teen, Teenager

When I was five. That's when I started to love film.

Tags: Film, Love, Started

You must push everything to the absolute limit or else life will be boring. People will be boring.

Tags: Boring, Else, Life

Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.

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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.

Tags: Film, Move, Obsession

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.

Tags: Change, Good, Respect

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.

Tags: Experience, Life, Work

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.

Tags: History, Thought, Work

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.

Tags: Everybody, Life, Tell

To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects.

Tags: Good, Money, Strong

I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing.

Tags: Bad, Nostalgia, Thought

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.

Tags: Movies, Watch

The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.

Tags: Dark, Hope, Love

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.

Tags: Away, Keep, Try

If you make a film normally it's all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that's a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it's a struggle with them.

Tags: Film, Struggle, Time

But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.

Tags: Films, Manipulate, Place

But you know, as you say, the original versions of my films are getting out there, slowly.

Tags: Films, Getting, Original

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.

Tags: Another, Start, Time
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Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies.

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Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.

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Horror by definition is the emotion of pure revulsion. Terror of the same standard, is that of fearful anticipation.

Tags: Emotion, Horror, Pure

I also don't like films that are made just to make money, no this kind of film I don't like.

Tags: Film, Films, Money

I like films to have something inside, I don't mean a message, I mean something from the soul.

Tags: Films, Mean, Soul

I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent, not just the story.

Tags: Films, Story, Strange

I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences.

Tags: Audiences, Dictated

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.

Tags: After, Style, Wanted

I'm Dario Argento, and my style is something recognizable I think by the audience.

Tags: Audience, Style

I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems.

Tags: Lives, Problems, Woman

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.

Tags: Enough, Time, Wanted

I've never gone into analysis. But Freud opened a door, I know.

Tags: Analysis, Door, Gone

In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.

Tags: Characters, Piece, Soul

In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.

Tags: Italy, Judges, Old

It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground.

Tags: Fans, Ground, Old

It's incredible that they censor films. It's sad.

Tags: Films, Incredible, Sad

Maybe when I stop making movies, I'll understand my work better.

Tags: Movies, Understand, Work