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" My parents are very supportive and proud. "
" I don't know if I ever entertained an academic career, nor did I ever think I'd become a feature film-maker in the market. "
" You'll see in 'Carol' a lot of shots shot through windows, glass and awnings, with interruptions between where we are and where our object is. To me, I hope that that conjures the whole act of looking as a predicament, as something that is never easy and never completely attainable. "
" It's very funny because every time I make a movie, and I've heard this re-echoed by other filmmakers and actors I have worked with, you kind of feel like you're naked again. You have to figure it all out from scratch, as if you had never done it before. "
" I value what I learned from being cast in the margins and what that felt like. "
" The bond company comes in if you exceed your costs; they're the insurers of the film. In the worst-case scenario, they take over the production. "
" After 'Superstar,' I was encouraged. I felt audiences wanted to be challenged. "
" Pop music can get inside us and enter our memory bubbles. It provides those true Proustian moments, unlocking sensations, unlocking our imaginations. Music inspired me as a filmmaker. "
" Aspects of guilt or handwringing that one might expect in a film set in the '50s about women who discover their love for other women - a lot of these things are not in 'Carol.' "
" I started 'Carol' as I almost always do, by looking at films from the time, and they were less - they actually felt less relevant to me in terms of their bigness, although we do have some big '50s-type moments in 'Carol.' "
" The film division at Amazon is made up of true cineastes who love movies and really want to try and provide opportunity for independent film visions to find their footing in a vastly shifting market. They love cinema. "
" I love how 'melodrama' is a denigrated term - a lower-class citizen to other genres. And yet that's what life is, man. "
" With 'Carol,' I was just really looking at and thinking about the love story as a genre, not the domestic melodrama. "
" Cannes is a lot of work, since it's a market festival and a serious festival, and they really work you, understandably. "
" I'm always interested in what classic crime writers got into when they stepped away from the genre stuff they were known for. That's why 'Mildred Pierce' is like noir without any real crime. "
" I find movies rely upon dialogue too much sometimes, and you lose the power of what really the most basic cinematic language is, which is the visual language. "
" Films like 'The Godfather,' 'Chinatown' and 'The Exorcist' brought a realism and currency and understatement to their genres that we wanted for 'Mildred Pierce.' "
" It's absurd: half the movie audience are women, but Hollywood bosses are still aiming for men who are 20. "
" I like to rehearse before blocking. "
" I think I'm drawn to female characters partly because they don't have as easy or as obvious a relationship to power in society, and so they suffer under social constraints or have to maneuver within them in ways men sometimes don't or are unconscious about, or have certain liberties that are invisible to them. "
" There's this homogenization, this big sucking motion in dominant society, to absorb all the disparate elements that define the margin or define the culture or define those who are thrust outside the status quo. "
" I'm a lover of cinema, and I don't want that to completely expire. "
" I figured I would be teaching my whole life and making experimental films on the side. "
" 'Carol' takes place at a time the country was crawling out of the shadows of the war years, feeling the new vulnerabilities of the Cold War and conflicts within the union. "
" The term 'new queer cinema' and the films of mine that were associated with that term are from a very, very different time, one almost entirely defined by the AIDS era. It was a very different social and cultural regard for the lives, the experiences, the worth of gay people. "
" I've always been interested in visual art and used to be much more into theater when I was younger, or more knowledgeable about what's going on. And literature has played a big part in my life. "
" Some directors do recut their films, but I don't if I disagree, and what you suffer is a less passionate marketing campaign, less investment in the film at the other end, which is... fine. I get it. "
" I love serial drama. "
" In high school - that's when I first fell in love with his music and his voice. 'Blonde on Blonde' above everything. I vaguely remember 'Desire' coming out. I definitely remember 'Street Legal' and 'Slow Train Coming.' The first time I saw Dylan was on that tour: '79 in L.A. "
" I was lucky enough to be exposed to film, art, literature, culture, and then told, 'Yes, you can do that, too.' It's not something that everybody's circumstances allow for. "
" A lot of actors just don't seem grown up no matter how old they get... just juveniles with grey hair. "