Emir Kusturica Quotes & Sayings

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21 most famous Emir Kusturica quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 67 year old Serbian director born on Nov 10, 1954.

“The advantage of the gypsy language, even though I don't understand it that much, the language is perfect melody. So if you propose the movie the way I do, then the language is just one part of the melody. Orchestrating all inside, and the language is following the meaning of what they say, and it's never the same as written.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“Every time I'm shooting a movie I want to kill myself. Because I don't see the light in the end of the tunnel.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“I'm fed up with democracy. In a democracy, people vote for the mayors. I wanted to build a city where I will choose the citizens.”
“What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernize, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“I am finished with cities. I spent four years in New York, ten in Paris, and I was in Belgrade for a while. To me now they are just airports.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“I never wanted an independent Bosnia. I wanted Yugoslavia. That is my country.”
Emir Kusturica Quotes
“I will not cut my film because, because, because, because of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
“I am a living illustration of Bosnian mixing and converting. My grandparents lived in eastern Herzegovina. Very poor. The Turks came and brought Islam. There were three brothers in the family. One was Orthodox Christian. The other two took Islam to survive.”
“Every movie that I do, if you analyze the stories, you can notice that in each story, that within the movie after the first 15 minutes, it could fall apart. Or every 10 minutes it has the chance that you lose the thread. On the other hand, if you succeed in putting them together, then the movie looks spontaneous and more like cinema.”

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