Alex Cox Quotes

 

The future is always a dystopia in movies.

 

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.

— Alex Cox

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He’s the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.

— Alex Cox

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.

— Alex Cox

You can’t change the system through violence.

— Alex Cox

Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he’d managed to get the pink cowboy hat.

— Alex Cox

It’s always nice when the eccentrics show up.

— Alex Cox

That’s my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don’t say yes to them.

— Alex Cox

I did not find my studies particularly enthralling.

— Alex Cox

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.

— Alex Cox

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.

— Alex Cox

So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.

— Alex Cox

I don’t think about Hollywood at all.

— Alex Cox

Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.

— Alex Cox

The future is always a dystopia in movies.

— Alex Cox

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it’s reflected in his writings.

— Alex Cox

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it’s a big problem.

— Alex Cox

I’m a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.

— Alex Cox

I’d love to make another film in Mexico.

— Alex Cox

Yeah, I’d be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.

— Alex Cox

And Walker was made with a Mexican crew, although it was shot in Nicaragua.

— Alex Cox

No, I did a film called ‘Death and the Compass’ as well.

— Alex Cox

In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.

— Alex Cox

You’d never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.

— Alex Cox

And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we’re not allowed to see people get killed as a result.

— Alex Cox

Visual representation of it is essential if we’re to come to terms with what it is we’ve done.

— Alex Cox

We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.

— Alex Cox

The life of a repo man is always intense.

— Alex Cox

 

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