Harmony Korine Quotes

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Harmony Korine Quotes

I always try to make films in such a way that its hard to imagine how they came to be, or where they came from.
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I never cared so much about making perfect sense. I wanted to make perfect nonsense. I wanted to tell jokes, but I didn't give a fuck about the punchline.

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What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters.

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The first time I hung out with [David Blaine], he took me to this condemned building, and it had a pizza oven and he crawled into the pizza oven and turned the heat on to 400 degrees or something like that, and he stayed in it for I guess a half hour. He came out, and except for one or two second-degree burns, he was unscathed. You meet a lot of musicians and filmmakers and actors, but it's rare to meet someone who can step inside a pizza oven and take the heat. I was intrigued by that.

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If Wagner lived today, he would probably work with film instead of music. He already knew back then that the Great Art Form would include a sort of fourth dimension; it was really film he was talking about.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: A scientist shouldnt be asked to judge
A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth and then not keep it from anyone.

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I always get sick of these conversations where people are so obsessed with pixels, with high definition, and even with technology in general. I find it just dull and heartless. And so I wanted to use only the worst machines.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: I had a guidance counsellor who made me
I had a guidance counsellor who made me take an aptitude test, and told me I should be a bricklayer.

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When I was a kid, I loved Nicholas brothers films. It was like skateboarding. Even Gene Kelly: I always preferred him to Fred Astaire, just because he was more athletic, like skateboarding.

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I was free when I was 12 because I got my first skateboard. I've been free ever since.

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What makes Gucci Mane Gucci Mane is like what made Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra - it's just him. He's trap's Frank Sinatra.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: I purposefully try to make films in that
I purposefully try to make films in that grey area, where things are morally ambiguous. It's like life: good people do horrible things, and bad people do good things, and there's beauty in horror and horror in beauty.

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I use to live on this street when I was a kid where there was an old person retirement home, and all of the old people would listen to that band Herman's Hermits, and they would wear white nursing shoes. And they would throw away stacks of VHS tapes, and I would go through the trash and take them.

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I don't listen to music made by white people. I especially hate anything where a guitar is used. I don't listen to white people and guitars.

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Sometimes, when you watch people play a video game, they seem lost in this wormhole, or in a trance.

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I had these experiences as a kid; I remember certain things happening in school that were horrifying that I would see, certain things of violence or certain things of cruelty, but around that, something might happen afterwards to cause everyone to laugh, and that always blew me away.

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I've always wanted to be a very commercial director, or I had dreams of making these movies into blockbusters. And with each movie, they tell me it's not that way.

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Some of the most radical work is being done in the most commercially pop venues, and some of the most boring work is being done in avant-garde territory.

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If I see something that's morally ambiguous or ambiguously beautiful or has some pull in some way, I won't censor myself; I always run towards the light.

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I've never had to pitch a movie to a studio. I usually just let people read the script, then I cast it. I always think pitching is for baseball.

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Cinema sustains life. It captures death in its progress.

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I always try to make films in such a way that it's hard to imagine how they came to be, or where they came from.

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I do have friends who make movies, but for the most part, I never really wanted to feel like I was part of an industry.

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I don't make movies for the same reason that a lot of people do. I make films because I need to see them exist in a very specific way.

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I have a pretty good family. But ever since I was little, I just felt like I wanted to be on my own. It was the same thing about school.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: I tried college and i hated that i seem
I tried college and I hated that. I seem to quit everything I do.

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I'm not a video brat. I don't derive all my inspiration through movies. I get it from a lot of other places, too.

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I've always - honestly - never thought of myself as an independent director.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: Ive never actually directed anything i
I've never actually directed anything I haven't made up. I've never adapted anything.

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I've started lots of books, but it's hard for me to finish them.

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Rap is the only interesting music left - it's the only genre that's still pushing itself, and experimenting in a way that I find exciting.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: When i was a child the temptation to sin
When I was a child, the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option led me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.

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Everything has to have some kind of a point for people to breathe easy. What's the point of life? I have no clue, but sometimes there are things that just attract us and pull us in a certain way.

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Here's the thing that people don't understand: I don't really care. I've never been a careerist. It's not a strategy. I react to certain characters and story lines and specific mode of filmmaking.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: I dont even know how people read new
I don't even know how people read new fiction anymore because there's so much old fiction that exists that seems great that's unread. It's overwhelming to me. But, I mean, I do read. But there probably haven't been many people less literate than me that have been in 'The Paris Review.'

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I never cared about making one coherent masterpiece with a conventional narrative. I always wanted my movies to have images falling from all directions in a vaudevillian way. If you didn't like what was happening in one scene, you could just snooze through it until the next scene.

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I studied writing at NYU. I graduated high school in Nashville and then went to the creative writing program, and in the first year, that's when I wrote 'Kids.'

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Harmony Korine Quotes: Id always heard stories about how harpo
I'd always heard stories about how Harpo Marx was the most talkative of the Marx brothers. I found it interesting that someone you never got to hear speak in films would never not speak in real life.

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When I had my first camera - I was a child of the '80s. I remember what it was like reusing the same tapes over and over again, and having really bad quality and images kind of bubbling up from under the surface.

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When I started making movies, I was pretty young, and at the time I felt like there needed to be more confrontation in cinema - or I needed to make something more disruptive - so in the beginning, those movies were me wanting to play with the rules.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: For certain things certain audiences
For certain things, certain audiences, people will laugh. And in other places, there's dead silence. And I enjoy them both. You try to make films where it's never one way - like life.

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I like things that are never one way. Usually, emotionally, I make the films based on a type of energy. I try to work with things that are more difficult to articulate. And so, that's more of a feeling. And so, the things that have attracted me are more of the things that are morally complicated or emotionally complicated.

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I see things in a specific way. All the films are different. There are specific characters and scenes and locations and ideas. There are colors I want to see. There are movements and things ... The films are different, but the approach is the same.

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Harmony Korine Quotes: Directing to me starts even before we
Directing, to me, starts even before we get to the set. Directing is a fluid, an abstract thing. It's not done only purely in the moment. It's an idea that you plant before. It's a location that you show. It's something I whisper in someone's ear. It's a freeform thing. It only takes me a week to write the script, but it's years that you're thinking about it. The execution is really the fast part.

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I've never been into alternative, hipster rap music.

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I just wanted it to be American.

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