Alejandro Amenabar - Quotes

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My movies are not movies of answers but of questions. ---->>>

An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it. ---->>>

I think the concept of the sea is very important. ---->>>

Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn't effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it's too much. ---->>>

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to. ---->>>

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance. ---->>>

In Hollywood you always feel a bit like a hake. The publicists march people up and down in front of you and they interview you... You feel like the turbot and the sea-bream go by, and you're the hake. ---->>>

My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books. ---->>>

What's really exciting for me is communicating to other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That's Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 03-31, 1972
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Occupation: Director
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Alejandro Fernando AmenĂ¡bar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar (born March 31, 1972), is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas, two European Film Awards and an Oscar. He has written or co-written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks (wikipedia)