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 David Cronenberg - “You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you've seen my earlier films, but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved.”
 David Cronenberg - “The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me. It wouldn't be exciting.”
 David Cronenberg - “The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me, I mean it really is a personal kind of communication. It's not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff.”
 David Cronenberg - “Nah, I've done sex scenes before, you know, like in video.”
 David Cronenberg - “If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster.”
 David Cronenberg - “Yeah. I mean, technology wants to be in our bodies, because it sort of came out of our bodies. In a crude way, that's what I'm thinking.”
 David Cronenberg - “I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter, George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock, even though I've been sometimes compared to those other guys. We're after different game.”
 David Cronenberg - “I wrote a script that I thought had a lot of potential,”
 David Cronenberg - “We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things.”
 David Cronenberg - “The process of making a movie has expanded in terms of effort and time for the director, doing commentaries for the DVD for example, finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD, and doing things like a web blog.”
 David Cronenberg - “Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream.”
 David Cronenberg - “A History of More Violence'... I think not. That reminds me of somebody's joke about Gandhi - 'Gandhi 2 Even More Non-Violent.'”
 David Cronenberg - “I wasn't interested in abstracting violence,”
 David Cronenberg - “A History of More Violence' ... I think not. That reminds me of somebody's joke about Gandhi - 'Gandhi 2 Even More Non-Violent.'”
 David Cronenberg - “A History of Violence.”
 David Cronenberg - “Let's put it this way, when I was casting, I cast Viggo first and then found someone who could play his wife, rather than the other way around. So for me he's still the lead character.”
 David Cronenberg - “I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat.”
 David Cronenberg - “Even though he did not originate the story, Cronenberg does feels connected to it in strange ways -- as he does to all of his film projects. They're all highly personal, ... I didn't write the script of Spider, either. It was based on a novel (and someone else wrote the script). The Dead Zone, which I did about 20 years ago, was based on a novel and I didn't write that script either. Now, in each case, I'm very involved with the script and, in the case of this movie, I did do a rewrite myself.”
 David Cronenberg - “It's a funny movie, too. People may wonder what's going on when they hear that about a movie that has the title A History of Violence . I think once they see it, they'll get it.”
 David Cronenberg - “I've managed, really, to be pretty successful in terms of getting what I want in a movie. I leave people very happy with what we've done, even when I end up getting what I wanted and they don't get what they wanted.”
 David Cronenberg - “Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult.”
 David Cronenberg - “I have no idea why I wasn't told, but I said I guess I better read it, and I did. It took awhile for them to dig it up, because it was long out of print. I could see that although the basic premise was obviously the same, we had already gone off in a direction with the script, first because Josh had done it on his own and then I worked more that way with himit went on a completely different direction from the novel to the extent that the novel really had nothing to offer me because it was just so different. That was basically it. I can't really say, in a sense, creatively, that I had the experience of adapting a graphic novel, because it always felt like it was Josh's original script to me. The visual elements of the novel were pretty irrelevant.”
 David Cronenberg - “You know, there's a saying in art that in order to be universal you must be specific. So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with specific things but that it also has significance universally.”
 David Cronenberg - “There's a certain intimacy involved. You have to get very close to the person who's threatening you. It's the opposite of what your instinct is.”
 David Cronenberg - “Certainly, it is more mainstream than Crash or Spider, ... so I thought maybe it was too much of a normal movie for Cannes.”

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