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    And that's what's so inspirational about something like DIONYSUS. It actually records the moment that it happened. Kind of like a document of the period. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says. Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences, because he's so brilliant. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    However, I spent most of my time in a Quaker school. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I do like directing other people's material. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence, so they analyze it like a straight noir movie. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while, and I try to create material that allows me to explore it. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    I've dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    If anyone's been around some very long cocaine evenings, there's nothing that's in SCARFACE that we all haven't seen before. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    It's always great to discover a new star of tomorrow. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    It's always great when you discover someone. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    That's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films. Brian_De_PalmaBrian De Palma
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    Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff, you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be able to be in control enough to capture what's happening. Brian_De_Palma/21.php">Brian De Palma
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    You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time. Brian_De_Palma/22.php">Brian De Palma
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    You know, when people want to get any information, research information, it will all exist on these Web sites. Brian_De_Palma/23.php">Brian De Palma
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    You really are as hot as your last movie. And it goes away really quickly. Brian_De_Palma/24.php">Brian De Palma