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Some good ones in there.
Vincent Gallo on Sofia (and Francis Ford) Coppola:
“Sofia Coppola likes any guy who has what she wants. If she wants to be a photographer she’ll fuck a photographer. If she wants to be a filmmaker, she’ll fuck a filmmaker. She’s a parasite just like her fat, pig father was.”
I like 6. Werner Herzog on Jean-Luc Godard:
“Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung-fu film.”
26. Werner Herzog on Abel Ferrara:
“I have no idea who Abel Ferrara is. But let him fight the windmills… I’ve never seen a film by him. I have no idea who he is. Is he Italian? Is he French? Who is he?”
he's the biggest twat in the world
Hayao Miyazaki, to me, is "Zero Marks as a Father, Full Marks as a Director".
you've not heard of him cause he's shite
or haven't you seen Buffalo 66
VG: If I could get a hold of some of the lipo’d Christina Ricci fat I could clone it and recreate that sweet chubby girl, pick up at the bathtub scene where Christina begins by farting under water and my character Billy Brown has to hold his breath all the way back to the bowling alley.
yeah I've seen it I just think he's shite
for in inexhaustible supply of hilarious bile and spite
18. Tim Burton on Kevin Smith (after Smith jokingly accused Burton of stealing the ending of Planet of the Apes from a Smith comic book):
“Anyone who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I would especially never read anything created by Kevin Smith.”
19. Kevin Smith on Tim Burton (in response to “I would never read a comic book”):
“Which, to me, explains fucking Batman.”
Can't disagree w/ this one tho:
7. Jean-Luc Godard on Quentin Tarantino: “Tarantino named his production company after one of my films. He’d have done better to give me some money.”
The only other thing you get, which makes me equally mad, is Hollywood movie makers comparing themselves to giants of literature and music. The most extreme example of that was the maker of Bugs Bunny one year. I said to him: "If you're a great artist, then what in the world is van Gogh?"
That seems more Tarkovsky vs. Brakhage tho. Tarkovsky & Rybczynski's stuff about innovation seems pretty bananas to me, especially given the two of them's films...but reminds me of Milan Kundera rabbiting on. Maybe it's a 'Really Existing Socialism' thing.
9. Nick Broomfield on Quentin Tarantino:
“It’s like watching a schoolboy’s fantasy of violence and sex, which normally Quentin Tarantino would be wanking alone to in his bedroom while this mother is making his baked beans downstairs. Only this time he’s got Harvey Weinstein behind him and it’s on at a million screens.”
There was a massive thread about Jacques Rivette slagging off Kate Winslet and how it was incredibly sexist and they were never going to watch his movies again. It was a kind of like a high-brow DiS. It was great.
This isn't quite as good:
15. Jacques Rivette on James Cameron (and Steven Spielberg):
“Cameron isn’t evil, he’s not an asshole like Spielberg. He wants to be the new De Mille. Unfortunately, he can’t direct his way out of a paper bag. “
I thought Cameron was an asshole tho, maybe I'm thinking of someone else.
Ok. Somebody I've never heard of on somebody else I've never heard of:
He kind of created a Special Olympics for film. They just kind of lowered the standard. I’m sure their parents are proud; it’s just nothing I care to buy a ticket for.
although doesn't really come close to sounding the depth of contempt I have for his films.
And people can say what they like about Tarantino with his pastiche and his immaturity and whatever, but Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are stone cold fucking classics.
E.T and Schindler's List
Tarantino can gtfo.
Mark Twain on Jane Austen:
-"Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone."