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Dario Argento quotes

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.

My life and career is my own adventure.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.