Paradise is too perfect for humanity.

— Dario Argento

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Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.

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Horror by definition is the emotion of pure revulsion.

Terror of the same standard, is that of fearful anticipation.

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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.

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

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My life and career is my own adventure.

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Americans are very enthusiastic. We have a new generation of moviegoers who love great horror films. I am a very imaginative man, and for me, it's easy to speak with my dark side. I have very beautiful, interesting nightmares.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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'Macbeth' is one of the best operas ever, and doing it was a great experience.

I added some things to the opera based from my experience on the movie - such as some of the special effects and bits of film - to make it new and interesting. It was a very good work and a very good experience.

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About Dario Argento

Quotes 51 sayings
Nationality Italian
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

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.

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I used a Luma crane, a wounderful device;

it makes the camera able to go anywhere. It was also used on Friday the 13th Part 3.

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

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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.

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

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I like women, especially beautiful ones.

If they have a good face and figure, I would much prefer to watch them being murdered than an ugly girl or man.

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Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.

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

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

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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.

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Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist.

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The process of writing and directing drives you to such extremes that it's natural to feel an affinity with insanity. I approach that madness as something dangerous, and I'm afraid, but also I want to go to it, to see what's there, to embrace it. I don't know why, but I'm drawn.

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

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In each of my characters there is a little of me.

Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Fear has disappeared. No more fear. In Asia, it is different. They've discovered again the fear and the psychology of the characters. Without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist.

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My daughter, Asia, has been in many of my movies.

I love working with her. In the beginning, I was not supportive of her being an actress, but now I think she is fantastic.

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

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I wanted something new, the supernatural.

The witch, the sorcerer, I love this. I love the films of the witch and sorcerers and magic, its wonderful!

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

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

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

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

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I like women, especially beautiful ones.

If they have a good face and figure, I would much prefer to watch them being murdered than an ugly girl or man. I certainly don`t have to justify myself to anyone about this. I don`t care what anyone thinks or reads into it. I have often had journalists walk out of interviews when I say what I feel about this subject.

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I first came to cinema as a passionate filmgoer, when I was a child.

Then, when I was a very young man, I became a film critic precisely because of my knowledge of cinema. I did better than others because of this. Then I moved on to screenwriting. I wrote a film with Sergio Leone, 'Once Upon a Time in the West.' And then I moved to directing.

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

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

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