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Dario Argento Quotes

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Dario Argento quotes

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

My life and career is my own adventure.

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

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.

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

Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.

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

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

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

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