Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 2

You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that’s what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It’s more enjoyable for me to know that life is finite. Knowing that, I would like to go to a party. When you get to the holidays, if you think that the holidays will be forever, you just take it for granted. But, if you know that you have just three days at the beach, you will be so happy to be there every day.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have a notebook, and I know what decisions will be made in pre-production. Everything is pre-determined in the pre-production period. I visually design the whole thing, and I know when things will happen.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. When you are by yourself, you have to develop a third eye.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Time starts out as a notion. But after you turn fifty, time is not a notion anymore but a fact that you start feeling clearly, and in a way, it pushes you to become present in the present.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m very curious, I guess, as a human being.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

As a Third World citizen, I always feel that I need to express my point of view. Sometimes the points of view of Third World countries are never expressed. We don’t have that possibility, sometimes, to spread what we feel and how we see things.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think that my films are basically family stories, beyond the fact that they are global and have political and social commentary.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family – through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I began to learn about the camera and the actors. That gave me a lot of the skills. At the same time, advertising gives you a lot of vices, for example, an obsession for a superficial look, but at the same time, it gives you the capacity to synthesize the story – tell a story in one minute.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It’s hard for me to work for somebody else. I can work with someone, but not for someone.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I know how to work with people. I’ve worked with the same people for 10 years. I’m not that kind of auteur. I hear ideas.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When you have something that is bothering you, and then you articulate, take the time to really express it and see it clearly, to recognize. To acknowledge that is already a liberating energy.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In hotels, every time I make a reservation and they never find my name, they never can pronounce it; it’s so long, and sometimes they confuse.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

For the actors, the talent is to serve the demands that I ask of them, to do it with naturality and truth, and to be honest when we were terrified.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

To shoot a conventional film means that you are always covering yourself. You are putting nets and, in a way, letting bad decisions take over.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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

The visual architecture of ‘Biutiful’ is the most sophisticated of all the films I have directed.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘Babel’ is about the point of view of others. It literally includes points of views as experienced from the other side. It is not about a hero. It is not about only one country. It is a prism that allows us to see the same reality from different angles.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think bad movies are made around the world, not just in Hollywood. There are as many bad art films in the whole world as there are bad commercial films.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I studied for three years in the theater, and it was a very, very scary experience to direct live, being so vulnerable without the possibility to control things, to be so exposed.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Nowadays, a critic has to watch 700, 800 films a year, and I know through experience, being a juror in prestigious film festivals where supposedly the best films are arriving, from twenty films maybe you see two that are good, one that is so-so, and one that is extraordinary. And the other sixteen are terrible.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I have been exposed to so many films that are so bad, my soul gets crushed. I just feel intoxicated.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

We are the only alive creatures that are mortals; the animals are immortal, which is why they live stupidly. We are the only creatures that know that we will die, but that is a gift. It’s important because we know we have to take advantage and squeeze life and understand why we’re here in the first place.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I think that people would like to, at all times, reject death and disease with technology.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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