Fede Alvarez

Fede Alvarez

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Author Profession: Uruguayan Director
Born: February 09, 1978
Age: 38 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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A good story will keep you wondering about what's happening, what's going on, where does this go? Now it's going to go that way, now it's going to go that way. It has to do that. If it's predictable, it's just boring.

In 'Clockwork Orange,' you're there with your eyes, watching all those things, your brain goes off, ahh, exposes you to so many things, and at the end of the day, it's just like a roller coaster. Why do you jump in a roller coaster? You want a thrill.

I always say that I am a big fan of films but I am an even bigger fan of the filmmaking craft.

'Evil Dead' was such a big movie in my life. It's one of the few that I really remember when I watched it for the first time. I mean, I don't remember when I first saw 'The Empire Strikes Back,' and it's one of my favourite movies.

Every day I spend in Hollywood, I start to realize how many films are made with no heart and no love. They just do it for the paycheck, and I cannot imagine making a film that way.

A good horror movie - it doesn't matter how many comedy horror films there have been before. Doesn't matter how much you think it's going to be funny. A good horror movie will scare the hell out of you... the moment you sit down and you start being exposed to that story, it's going to freeze your blood.

As a director, there is nothing more fun than seeing an audience screaming and jumping. You are the ultimate puppet master, controlling the emotions of the audience.

I have my pride. I'm a director. I'm not going to go and recreate some other director's vision.

I love just about every aspect of the filmmaking except acting. I would never be able to do that, but the rest I really enjoy.

I'm pretty demanding with myself and my work, and I always put a lot of pressure on myself. I try to do the best job I can every time.

In another life, I would love to be the art guy - a production designer or a maybe even a composer.

Only really good comedies and really good horror movies get a verbal response out of the audience. People will scream. People will laugh.

PG-13 horror, I just don't watch that.

'The Omen,' 'The Exorcist,' those movies for me are the quintessential horror movies that still scare me as an adult.

There's a reason people use CGI: it's cheaper and faster. I hate that.

As a storyteller, when you're writing a movie and when you're directing, you want to keep people entertained. That's the whole point, right? It has to be entertaining.

I thought that Hollywood was just for geniuses and that directors come from three generations of directors. I was worried that I was not up to the challenge of making a movie. Then realized that all a director has to do is know what he wants to do.

I watched 'Evil Dead' when I was 12. I was going through all the horror I could grab. I remember going to the video store and asking for something 'real.' And the guy gave me the 'Evil Dead' VHS. When you're 12, you're not supposed to see that.

I'm a big fan of movies, but I'm a bigger fan of filmmaking itself. I fell in love with it when I was very young, and I have always loved to learn the craft, every aspect of it.

I'm inspired when I find out about something that I didn't know was a remake. An example is, of course, stuff like 'The Fly,' or 'The Thing,' or even 'The Blob.' For our generation, all those things, whether it was 'The Blob' or 'The Fly' or something else, we had no idea they were remakes.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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