Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity.
When I was going through puberty, I had all these feelings of being unstable through those years, and being uncontrollably drawn to things of beauty and things that are bad.
I believe there are more films that involve love and forgiveness than violence, but they often seem fake and are almost embarrassing to watch.
All of the characters in my films, they share one commonality. It doesn't matter whether they are good or bad, it doesn't matter whether they are smart or stupid, these characters all take responsibility for their own behavior. I'm much the same.
When you consider the concept of vampirism, it is inherently part of a Western culture.
I don't usually watch a lot of TV, but 'Mad Men' changed my perspective. I admire Matthew Weiner who came up with the idea and wrote such a great TV series, and the broadcasting company for being bold enough to air such a series.
I've always had an interest in vampire films - not just 'Nosferatu,' but there are many others that I have enjoyed: Abel Ferrara, Coppola, Neil Jordan.
I became a film director, but I wasn't successful with my first couple of films, so I had to turn to becoming a film critic to make a living.
The reason I want to show shocking things is that they always pose an ethical question.
The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process.
If your work requires you to travel, you will understand that there's no vacation destination like home.
If you would ask me what my ideal process is, I would say, long pre-production, long production and long post-production.
I guess I probably make violent films partly because I can't express my anger in my real life very well.
I love Philip Glass' work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.
When you first hear Mozart's music, your first impression is that it's very alive, but if you peel away the layers, you can hear sorrow and sadness behind it, and that's what I try to be: multi-layered.
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