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The more real things get, the more like myths they become. ---->>>

And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable - they should be taken absolutely seriously. ---->>>

So certainly, if we can tell evil stories to make people sick, we can also tell good myths that make them well. ---->>>

The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film. ---->>>

It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful... it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself. ---->>>

I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be. ---->>>

The Jews have never been ashamed of being Jews, whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality. ---->>>

Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them, Sirk's been in everything I've done. Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: 05-31, 1945
Birthplace: Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany
Die: 06-10, 1982
Occupation: Director

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (pronounced [ˈʀaɪ̯nɐ ˈvɛʁnɐ ˈfasˌbɪndɐ]; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a West German filmmaker and actor, part of the New German Cinema movement. Although Fassbinder's career lasted less than fifteen years, he was highly prolific. He completed forty feature length films, two television film series, three short films, four video productions, twenty-four stage plays, and four radio plays (wikipedia)