Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 4

The way films establish the order of scenes is very artificial.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think we do good things and bad things, sometimes simultaneously – or they may be the same thing.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think films are bigger than structure.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think I want to talk about life from the point of view of death.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I was sixteen, I was an absolutely romantic guy. I fell in love every week. I mean, I was in love with everybody, but unfortunately, nobody was in love with me.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think when you turn 50 you get a little melancholic in a way.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I learned with ‘Birdman’ that it’s liberating when you just lose yourself and go after something that terrifies you. The experience was so good.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I can’t understand the conditions of a corporate product being designed and getting millions. I admire it, it’s great, but I don’t know how to do that. I have to have the wheel.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

At a very young age, I was influenced enormously by Julio Cortazar or Carlos Fuentes. In that literature, there’s always an exploration of different perspectives, points of view.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Always when you are doing films, the themes swallow you in one way or another.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Now that we’re poisoned with the culture of superheroes, I think it’s important to laugh about it.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m overwhelmed by the pain in the world; I’m affected by the news very much, and adding that to my work was becoming a little bit too much.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

If the audience, in minute 50, is thinking about the way a movie is shot, there’s a problem. I want it to permeate emotionally.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Do you know the phrase, ‘The word ‘water’ will not wet you?’ It’s one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

My kid will come home from seeing the latest ‘Transformers’ movie, and I’ll ask him, ‘How was it?’ ‘Amazing!’ ‘What was it about?’ ‘I don’t know, but it was amazing!’
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I don’t have a career. I have a life.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Antonio Sanchez is from Mexico City. I met him at a Pat Metheny concert. He did a solo, and I thought, ‘This is an octopus man!’
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Ultimately, with every film I’d done before, there was a reference. They have their own uniqueness, but there was always a precedent.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When you live in a city, as I do, where violence is really in the streets, and people die every day, there’s nothing funny about it.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’ve listened to music all my life. I’ve always felt that music tells more stories sometimes than films, with more possibilities. Every time you listen to them, songs bring different images and moods – depending on where you are in your life, you can listen to a song, and it means something different.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I like to make films, but the only reason I do is because I’m a very bad musician.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I went to university, I finally got exposed to European films, and they had a strong impact on me. I felt those films had a lot of things to say that weren’t getting expressed in the films I was used to seeing.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Sometimes reading scripts is terrible.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The problem with the screenplay is that it’s not literature, and it’s not a film. It’s a very weird, technical kind of blueprint that will be absolutely transformed into something else that is not that, you know? Honestly, a screenplay is no literature.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think intelligence basically can be in a way defined by the possibility of having two opposite ideas living together and at the same time functioning. That’s why I think a smart script has two things living in the same place, and they’re absolutely contradictory.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

We want to conquer the world and have 1,000 likes, 1 million likes, but at the same time, we are depressed. We are lonely, but we have 10,000 followers. We are all bipolar.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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