Words to live by

From an interview with the heroic Aki Kaurismaki in the Guardian:

I am a lousy film-maker, this I admit. But I refuse to make shit. Bad films I can make. Shit, no”.

“”Tell me, who wrote the book called High Fidelity? Nicholas someone? Hornby? Well, it is the most boring book I ever read. I hated every line because it was just what you are talking about. Every joke, ha ha ha ” – he clutches his sides for effect – “every joke so obvious. And now it is the same in films. It is Hollywood’s fault. Hollywood is the reason I make the films I do. Because I hate it. And I would never go there or waste my time watching their films because . . . well, I am a lousy film-maker, this I admit. But I refuse to make shit. Bad films I can make. Shit, no.”

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