Gaspar Noe Quotes

Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gas?par no?e]; French: [?as.pa? n?.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an Argentinian film director and screenwriter living in France. He is the son of Argentinian painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé and was born in Buenos Aires in 1963. He is mostly known for his four feature films: I Stand Alone, Irréversible, Enter the Void and Love.

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I am Left Wing. I am a Humanist.

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What I don't like in movies dealing with the illustration of altered states of consciousness is that usually you see the guy from the outside.

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You feel touched by a movie in a good or bad way or you have a strong reaction to something that's totally artificial, to an imitation of life. But that imitation of life that you see on the screen can affect you almost as if it was real.

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France is a very paternalistic society where people have to be introduced.

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America in some ways is much more of a democracy then France. It is and it's not.

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Movies dealing with social subjects in France become very paternalist. They want to teach lessons. They don't show poorness like a normal situation.

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That's why workers in France like horsemeat, because it's like a male thing that makes you strong. Cow meat is a much more female meat.

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In England they need a king, in Spain they need a king, in France there is no more king. But they consider the president as if he was a king.

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Filmmaking is just a very luxurious and efficient way of expressing yourself.

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Hallucinations are an inner experience in which most of the time you forget you're there.

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I know that sometimes in my own life I really felt like killing people.

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I think that people can fall in love with someone who is not of their own generation.

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I think that wars will never stop, it's just that there are sides. You have to choose your side. And there are more progressive sides.

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Erotic movies - they don't even make it anymore. Even the erotic magazines don't really look like the ones you could find in the '70s. You have much more extreme iconography of what is sexy. It's very cold. There's nothing that links to real life.

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Man is a moral being.

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