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Michel Gondry

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Phone Bad Computer

All these gadgets, the phone and the computer, they expose the inside of your brain in a way that's bad.

- Michel Gondry

Express Part Advocating

I'm part of the consumer culture... I'm just using the space I am given to express something that is out of the space so I'm part of the consumer system but I'm advocating stepping out. Which is a contradiction but I could be part of he consumer system and say, 'let's consume even more.'

- Michel Gondry

Always Addressing Downside

I'm attracted to working with comedians because they don't have that stars' idea of what a hero should be. The downside is they're always addressing the camera too much.

- Michel Gondry

School Shy Very

At school I was very shy. I wasn't funny really.

- Michel Gondry

Times Square Middle Movie

That's what the internet is: it's like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It's like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.

- Michel Gondry

Jumping Cut Everybody

I don't call cut between the takes - it's my way to help the actor keep focused. As soon as you say 'cut' you have 10 people jumping on them and everybody's trying to do a great job, and they do, but sometimes they forget that the more important thing is the performance, creating the performance.

- Michel Gondry

Sorry Road Very

I learned to drive when I was 35. I'm driving like an old lady and very close to the wheel. I don't take many risks, and when people yell at me I say 'sorry, sorry, sorry!' I don't have road rage yet.

- Michel Gondry

Think More Which

I don't mock things, which makes me more vulnerable to mockery myself. If you're cynical, you're protected from mockery. But I have to be nice. I don't think I have irony. A sense of humour, yes, but not irony.

- Michel Gondry

Think Audience I Think

I shoot people in a way that makes the audience feel equal to them. And it's hard to express and it's hard to execute but I think it works on every level - the choice of the material the choice of the actor, my relationship with the actor, and so on.

- Michel Gondry

Like Maybe Idea

I don't like the idea of competition - maybe because I kept losing them when I was a kid. Maybe it's better to be the one who loses?

- Michel Gondry

Death Pop Years And Years

Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it's popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate.

- Michel Gondry

Like Very Poetic

It's very hard to say I'm surrealist. It's like saying I'm poetic. It's not something you want necessarily to be aware of.

- Michel Gondry

Think I Think Need

You need philosophy. It sounds a little pompous but I think when you direct a film, the only way to find a response to the questions you keep asking yourself is to have a philosophy.

- Michel Gondry

Like Teams Films

I like the days when all the filmmakers had was a film roll, a camera and a gangster. The Mack Sennett comedies were all like that. They'd create little teams to go out and shoot films.

- Michel Gondry

Think I Think Use

I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.

- Michel Gondry

Doing Think Always

When I shoot actors, I have that dilemma. I want the actor to be good, and sometimes I have to push them to a place that isn't pleasant. I always think: 'Is it worth doing for the sake of the movie?' But I have to remember the bigger picture.

- Michel Gondry

Strength More Had

I had a lot of encouragement and tolerance from my parents, but I also have many friends who didn't get that from their parents and in a way they have more strength from spending years where nobody believed in them.

- Michel Gondry

Think I Think Before

I think it's a problem when journalists have the title of their article before they do the interview, because it biases the way they conduct it.

- Michel Gondry

Sequence Post-Production

There's nothing worse than a dream sequence done all in post-production.

- Michel Gondry

Happy Voice Express

People who get to express their voice are paid by the people who make profit from it. So they're going to make you believe you have to spend your money buying these products otherwise you won't be happy. This is really wrong. Especially the implication it carries.

- Michel Gondry