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Abel Ferrara
By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

The actors that I love to work with, they're hard on me. They're pushing me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

The last day of your life is still going to be a day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

When I talk about drugs and alcohol, I'm talking about sex addiction, gambling addiction, eating addiction, throwing-up addiction. I'm not talking about mental illness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

The more you get into any religion, it becomes the same. It really becomes how you treat other people and how you get outside yourself. How you look to help other people, and how you get out of this 'I, me, mine' type of thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

It's funny, the hardest thing to do is to make something look like it's fast, loose and improvised, and get somebody to laugh.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I'm a lapsed Buddhist like I'm a lapsed Catholic. I take it to a point.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I don't want to live anywhere where I'm breathing two million cars' fumes and paying a zillion dollars for the right to be totally hassled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

My life is proof that I don't need you to do what I do. If there's no one to see it, I'll watch it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Making money is not gonna change anything about what I am, except I won't answer the door.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

There's a difference between the world ending tomorrow and just drinking and drugging yourself to death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I grew up in the Bronx. I'm into rap music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

A script is not a piece of literature, it's a process.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

With 'New Rose Hotel,' I knew that I was getting paid a $100,000 fee to write, produce, and direct, and that's all I was going to get.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I'm in a house where if the washing machine shuts off, it sings a song. If iPad gets a message, it sings a song. I'm living in a real postmodern time - every single thing sings to you to tell you it's started, it's stopped, you've got a message, you didn't get a message.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

My job is going to be to direct the film - I'm going to do it. And that's where my job ends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I don't care if I get $50 million to do a film.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I was born in the Bronx, and then my father moved us to the country at an early age.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

My grandfather lived to be 96 years old. He was born in a town outside of Salerno in Southern Italy. He came to New York when he was 20. He lived in the States from age 20 to 96, but he brought his culture with him, he brought his food with him, he brought his language with him, he never spoke a word of English.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I direct, and I make movies I can't finance. I can't raise money. I can't sell anything. I make things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

In the film business, it's basically honor among thieves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

It's always a problem when you're working with people you don't really know. Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting. You know, these month - or two-month-long endeavors that millions of dollars are based on, and the people doing them don't even know each other, or know each other under pressure, or know each other when things are really... Which filmmaking is completely done under in many circumstances. You're under constant crisis, making a movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I'm not a big fan of talking about dying. And then I make a movie where I kill everybody.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Рow can we be, even if it is the last day on earth? It's like Christmas Eve. "Okay, it's going to be Christmas. So what. What are you going to do? Jump off the Empire State Building?" It's all still the same. The last day of your life is still going to be a day. Then there's that thing, maybe it's not true. Who knows? Are you going to believe it? Are you going to buy it? There are a lot of other things that are important, you know. You know what they say. Life is what happens when you're doing other things, right?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Listen, anybody who has a film festival has the right to show what they want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I was raised a Catholic and when you're raised a Catholic they don't teach you to think for yourself. You're taught not to think too deeply about things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

I don't need to push myself. I don't need to sharpen my own knife and slit my throat. I'm trying to chill it and find an equilibrium and a balance to my work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

My existence is about making movies, so I've just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I'm there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don't find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abel Ferrara

The world is constantly changing. You're constantly learning and you have to be willing to get off your mark, and get off your spot and take that knowledge you have not to fix yourself into a place but to keep going.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abel Ferrara

Even if you're a poet sitting in your room writing a poem, you're still in the world - although I guess being a poet is a different than having to deal with 40 or 50 people to raise a couple million bucks and all that bullshit.