“On my school notebooks
“On my desk and the trees
On the sand on the snow
”I write your name

On all flesh that says yes
“On the forehead of my friends
On every hand held out
”I write your name

On absence without desire
“On naked solitude
On the stairs of death
”I write your name

On health returned
“On the risk dissapeared
On hope without memory
”I write your name

By the power of the word
“I regain my life
I was born to know you
”And to name you

Liberty”

Paul Éluard, Liberté, 1942

David Cronenberg, Maps to the Stars, 2014

David Cronenberg

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“Most people have a certain understanding of what a horror film is, namely, that it is emotionally juvenile, ignorant, supremely non-intellectual and dumb. You know, just basically stupid. […] A lot of people think of film, in general, as an escape, an escape to entertainment. But I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you’re making a horror film doesn’t mean you can’t make an artful film. Tell me the difference between someone’s favorite horror film and someone else’s favorite art film. There really isn’t any, you know. Emotions, imagery, intellect, your own sense of self—all of this can be included in a horror film.”

DAVID CRONENBERG

I don’t think they are making [Superhero movies] an elevated art form. I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape. Christopher Nolan’s best movie is MEMENTO and that is an interesting movie. I don’t think his Batman movies are half as interesting though they’re 20 million times the expense. What he is doing is some very interesting technical stuff… That’s really tricky and difficult to do. I read about it in “American Cinematography Magazine,” and technically, that’s all very interesting. The movies, to me, they’re mostly boring.

But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is supreme cinema art, I don’t think they know what the fuck they’re talking about.

(excerpted from an interview conducted by Next Movie)