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Darren Aronofsky Quotes





Animators have to live life 24 times as long as we do - every 24 frames of a second.
 

As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes, as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it.
 

At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a DV camera and just do a small film. But then the hunger comes back.
 

Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it's important. It's also interesting.
 

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.
 

I couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
 

I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.
 

I only want to work with actors that really get it and make it work. I didn't want it to be a star-driven thing anymore.
 

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.
 

I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking.
 

I'm not a comic book guy at all.
 

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.
 

If you ask any person on this crew what they think of Hugh Jackman they'll admit they've never seen anything like it. I'll give him an emotional note and he'll hit it every time.
 

Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not do something that's totally geeky.
 

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.
 

When I go to movies I generally want to be taken to another world.