cinema notebooks

tom FRANK - Minneapolis, MN - Semi-professional film historian

“I do feel like the same director [who made Shivers and The Fly], though more mature and more confident in my filmmaking. But I’ve done certain things and I don’t feel the need to do them again. I don’t mean that in terms of genre. I don’t think: I must never do another horror film because I’m a more established artist. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another horror film if it was interesting enough. But a lot of the things proposed to me are so influenced by my earlier work that it would feel like a remake. In fact, remakes of most of my movies have been suggested. That’s not gonna happen. But I haven’t turned my back on genre filmmaking, it’s just that I don’t want to bore myself.”
David CronenbergBorn March 15, 1943

“I do feel like the same director [who made Shivers and The Fly], though more mature and more confident in my filmmaking. But I’ve done certain things and I don’t feel the need to do them again. I don’t mean that in terms of genre. I don’t think: I must never do another horror film because I’m a more established artist. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another horror film if it was interesting enough. But a lot of the things proposed to me are so influenced by my earlier work that it would feel like a remake. In fact, remakes of most of my movies have been suggested. That’s not gonna happen. But I haven’t turned my back on genre filmmaking, it’s just that I don’t want to bore myself.”

David Cronenberg
Born March 15, 1943

(Source: strangewood, via motionpicturesatarevolution)