Park Chan-wook - Quotes

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Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity. ---->>>

If your work requires you to travel, you will understand that there's no vacation destination like home.

If your work requires you to travel, you will understand that there's no vacation destination like home.

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 you would ask me what my ideal process is, I would say, long pre-production, long production and long post-production. ---->>>

I believe there are more films that involve love and forgiveness than violence, but they often seem fake and are almost embarrassing to watch.

I believe there are more films that involve love and forgiveness than violence, but they often seem fake and are almost embarrassing to watch.

I guess I probably make violent films partly because I can't express my anger in my real life very well.

I guess I probably make violent films partly because I can't express my anger in my real life very well.

Lots of people think the violence in the films I make is overwhelming, but they think they're seeing something that they aren't seeing. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Living without hate for people is almost impossible. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'd love to do a sci-fi movie, a western, or an espionage thriller. But I'm not going to limit myself. If a good script comes along, I'm not going to discount it because it doesn't fit into one of these genres. ---->>>

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.

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.

When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences. ---->>>

I believe 'love' is very nice to hear, but it's used so much that it's come to a point where it's almost meaningless. ---->>>

A film set is a workplace for me; it's my office, and nobody really wants to be in a stressful work environment. ---->>>

I am sure I am one of 2,000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires. ---->>>

It is not possible for a person to be completely free of sin and be squeaky clean. ---->>>

A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural. ---->>>

Certain subjects may no longer be taboo in cinema. But there are ways to treat them that still create shock. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I hate jeans for no reason. ---->>>

I have always meticulously storyboarded my films from beginning to end. ---->>>

I'd like to do a really masculine film. ---->>>

If I want to relax and not do anything, I don't want to leave home. ---->>>

Whether it's trivial or important, every choice has a moral aspect to it to a certain degree. ---->>>

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 I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.

When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.

When it comes to remaking my own films in the English language, I can only imagine that it is a very boring process, I wouldn't ever dream of it. ---->>>

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 grew up in a very Catholic family. Up until puberty, I would go to a Catholic church every week. ---->>>

As I grow older I spend more time with my wife, and gradually my interest in the woman's world is growing. ---->>>

I am not going to do a film based on a bad scenario just to make a big Hollywood film or work with Hollywood stars. ---->>>

I do like musical films more than big Hollywood films, especially those by Jacques Demi and Vincent Minelli. ---->>>

I don't really believe in the auteur theory. ---->>>

I'm not the kind of director who aims to send a message out. ---->>>

I've read all of Sarah Waters's novels which have been translated into Korean. ---->>>

In my opinion, all relationships between people have some sort of violence, and it is central. ---->>>

In our lives, we have good things and bad things, happiness and pain. ---->>>

People who really try to be conscious of what they have done, who take responsibility, to me these kinds of people are heroes. ---->>>

The atmosphere of Catholicism in Korea is quite different to the way it is practised and perceived in Europe or the U.S. ---->>>

There's a humble beauty about listening to period instruments that I like. ---->>>

Visual elements are, of course, the director's job. ---->>>

When I grow older and less popular, there will come a time when I have to shoot films on low budgets. ---->>>

When I was making my first films, I was very interested in Hollywood B movies. ---->>>

Whenever I visit a city, I like to see what classical music concerts are on offer. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When I say that I am going to do an American film, I didn't want to suddenly go off into a completely different world that which bears no relation to the style of filmmaking that I'm used to. ---->>>

Actors, I think, are all the same. Both Korean actors and American actors are all very sensitive people, and they are all curious to know what the director thinks of them and how they are evaluated, and they try to satisfy the director. And they like it if you listen carefully to their opinions and accept them. ---->>>

I cannot believe that violence depicted onscreen actually causes people to act out violently. That's oversimplifying the issue. If somebody commits a violent act after seeing violence in a movie, I think the question that needs to be asked is: would that person still have committed the act if he had not seen a violent film? ---->>>

I don't think I've ever tried to make something happen that I've absolutely had to force. You know how they say: if you can't avoid it, enjoy it. For me, it's the other way around: if I can't enjoy it, I avoid it. ---->>>

I live in a rural residential area. It's a great place for a walk. I'm at my happiest when I'm listening to my iPod while walking around where my feet take me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: South Korea
Born: 08-23, 1963
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Occupation: Director
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Park Chan-wook (Hangul: 박찬욱 Korean pronunciation: [pak̚t͡ɕʰanuk̚ ]; born August 23, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films Joint Security Area, Thirst and what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy, consisting of 2002's Sympathy for Mr (wikipedia)