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Alex Winter Quotes

After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change, but there's not much production in New York, which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London.

But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently and it's a strange movie, I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on.

Certain remakes are great. Carpenter's The Thing is better than the original.

Coppola has problems getting financing, so why should I not have problems getting financing.

Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies.

I actually did use to sell shoes.

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.

I get very driven by certain themes and ideas.

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that's different than you imagine it.

I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.

I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.

I think movies are good for getting into dream states or exploring weird alternate states of thinking.

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.

I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.

I'm one of the few people who really like Eyes Wide Shut.

I'm really influenced by so many different things.

It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career.

Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture.

My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel, Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.