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Alfonso Cuaron

Mexican,  Director
Total Quotes : 40
Journey Thankful Given

I believe that human beings are born first and given passports later. I'm really thankful for my journey. And it's a journey I didn't design.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Only Getting Experiencing

Experiencing this film in 2-D is only getting about 20 percent of the experience of 'Gravity.'

- Alfonso Cuaron

Fantastic Were Cautionary

Cautionary tales were fantastic in the '70s.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Challenges New Worlds

I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Better Even Though

I have to say, 'Gravity' is better in 3-D, even though in 2-D the quality of the picture is better. But the 3-D is better.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Fuel Nail Ryan

Dramatically, the moment in 'Gravity' that was hardest to nail down is when Ryan is in the Soyuz capsule and she realizes that she's out of fuel. That's when the character's arc gets defined.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Never See Movie

I have this thing that, once I finish a movie, I never see it again.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Movies Princess Would

If I would rescue one of my movies, it would be 'A Little Princess.'

- Alfonso Cuaron

Image Having Corrupted

I have my misgivings about 3-D. I don't like the lack of blacks and whites, how it dulls the image, how the color gets corrupted. I don't necessarily like the experience of having heavy glasses in front of me.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Like Films Ex-Wife

For me, my films are not like my children. They are like my ex-wife. They gave me so much; I gave them so much; I loved them so much; we part ways, and it's OK, we part ways.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Thought Movie Learned

I learned there's an amazing unexplored territory in terms of narrative. Before, I thought the unexplored territory was the form, the way you shoot a movie. Now, I'm learning about the beautiful marriage between form and narrative.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Honor Movie Fantasies

A lot of the films I like are more than fantasies - they're movies fascinated by the technology of space exploration, and they try to honor the laws of physics. I watched the Gregory Peck movie 'Marooned' over and over when I was a kid.

- Alfonso Cuaron

American Been Cut

It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Voice Doing About

I was not aware of how much I loved 'Canoa' until I saw it after doing 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' and realized that my voice - over about the story's historical context - that narrator - came from 'Canoa'.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Waiting Before Films

I knew early on that I was a nerd and that films were my refuge. Those first few minutes before the lights went off, and you're alone in the theater waiting, were really pleasurable.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Read About Confess

I have to confess that I don't read much of what is written about me.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Been TV Movie

I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Normal Very Delicate

When you work with kids, people tell you to be very delicate, but that's the last thing you should do with kids. They feel patronized if you're like that. They just want you to be normal.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Trust Pretty Very

I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Blind I Think Very

I think it is something that is so important, to be very aware of the direction in which the 21st century is going with all this blind faith in democracy. And by the way, I am not against democracy - I am against the blind faith that is being put in democracy.

- Alfonso Cuaron