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Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don't find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.
My existence is about making movies, so I've just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I'm there.
That's the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you.
As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.
As an old-time New Yorker, it's not that I miss the '70s and '80s or whatever. I miss the fact that there was a certain kind of energy that exists when people can live for nothing.
Listen, anybody who has a film festival has the right to show what they want.
I don't have a problem with Werner Herzog.
Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'
I'm about my characters.
A script is not a piece of literature it's a process.
Life is what happens when you're doing other things, right?
Where I come from you're not raised to think on your own. It's not that you're pushed to read the Bible. The Bible is read to you.
The secret is not to make a film that causes something like Virginia Tech to happen. The secret is to make a film that stops it happening.
With 'New Rose Hotel,' I knew that I was getting paid a $100,000 fee to write, produce, and direct, and that's all I was going to get.
I was raised a Catholic and when you're raised a Catholic they don't teach you to think for yourself. You're taught not to think too deeply about things.
It's only Western civilization that, God forbid, you talk about dying, when it's the only thing we know for certain, right? Everyone's going to die, so what's the big problem? 'Oh, God. Don't talk about it. Don't think about it.' I mean, I'm one of them. I'm not a big fan of talking about dying.
Making money is not gonna change anything about what I am, except I won't answer the door.
I was born in the Bronx, and then my father moved us to the country at an early age.
The last day of your life is still going to be a day.
I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera.
I come from a world where you get the film done, that's a success.
I don't care if I get $50m to do a film.
I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
I'm not a big fan of talking about dying. And then I make a movie where I kill everybody.
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