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    When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: devil  school  leadership 
     
    I've always had an interest in vampire films - not just 'Nosferatu,' but there are many others that I have enjoyed: Abel Ferrara,Coppola, Neil Jordan.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: vampire  film 
     
    I am not going to do a film based on a bad scenario just to make a big Hollywood film or work with Hollywood stars.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: work  star  bad  film 
     
    If you are watching my films and wondering, am I missing humorous speak because I'm not Korean? Am I missing out? You don't have to worry, because you're only missing probably about a few cents worth out of your ticket price.
    — Park Chan-wook
    In our lives, we have good things and bad things, happiness and pain.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: happiness  pain  live  bad 
     
    I love Philip Glass' work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: work  film 
     
    Certainly, it includes that. I want the story to be interpreted in as many ways as possible, and of course, the bad blood aspect of it included. For instance, perhaps this is a story not about the hereditary nature of evil, but rather you could interpret it from a different perspective, too.
    — Park Chan-wook
    The audience seems hazy to me, shrouded in a veil through which I can't see.
    — Park Chan-wook
    I am sure I am one of 2000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: world  film 
     
    I believe 'love' is very nice to hear, but it's used so much that it's come to a point where it's almost meaningless.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: believe 
     
    I feel myself becoming more mature and more fascinated and drawn to feminine values.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: value 
     
    I don't usually watch a lot of TV, but Mad Men changed my perspective. I admire Matthew Weiner who came up with the idea and wrote such a great TV series, and the broadcasting company for being bold enough to air such a series.
    — Park Chan-wook
    Sometimes you need these warm, human moments - something that feels close - to help things along.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: human  moment  help 
     
    I don't really believe in the auteur theory.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: believe 
     
    I actually pay careful attention to that sort of thing - infusing humor into my films - because that's how important I think humor is.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: humor  attention  film 
     
    If you would ask me what my ideal process is, I would say, long pre-production, long production and long post-production.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: process 
     
    The reason why I always wanted to make an American film was because of the Western genre. It is something that I would very much like to make in the future, because it's very uniquely American, and I can't make a Western film in Korean.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: future  film  american 
     
    The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: revenge  process 
     
    In my opinion, all relationships between people have some sort of violence, and it is central.
    — Park Chan-wook
    Actually, I can't stand watching violent scenes in films; I avoid watching horror films. I don't tend to watch action films mainly because I find them boring, but I watch the films of David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese, usually in a state close to having a heart attack. I'm a complete coward. I make violent films as a result of my sensitivity to violence - in other words, my fear of violence.
    — Park Chan-wook
    I believe there are more films that involve love and forgiveness than violence, but they often seem fake and are almost embarrassing to watch.
    — Park Chan-wook
    Living without hate for people is almost impossible. There is nothing wrong with fantasizing about revenge. You can have that feeling. You just shouldn't act in it.
    — Park Chan-wook
    If your work requires you to travel, you will understand that there's no vacation destination like home.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: travel  work 
     
    I have always meticulously storyboarded my films from beginning to end.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: film 
     
    I'd like to do a really masculine film.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: film 
     
    I became a film director, but I wasn't successful with my first couple of films, so I had to turn to becoming a film critic to make a living.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: living  successful  film 
     
    Certain subjects may no longer be taboo in cinema. But there are ways to treat them that still create shock.
    — Park Chan-wook
    Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: identity  vampire 
     
    As I grow older I spend more time with my wife, and gradually my interest in the woman's world is growing.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: time  world  wife 
     
    I've read all of Sarah Waters's novels which have been translated into Korean.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: novel  read 
     
    A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural.
    — Park Chan-wook
    I'd love to do a sci-fi movie, a western, or an espionage thriller. But I'm not going to limit myself. If a good script comes along, I'm not going to discount it because it doesn't fit into one of these genres.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: thriller  movie 
     
    I guess I probably make violent films partly because I can't express my anger in my real life very well.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: anger  real  film  violent 
     
    I grew up in a very Catholic family. Up until puberty, I would go to a Catholic church every week.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: church 
     
    A film set is a workplace for me; it's my office, and nobody really wants to be in a stressful work environment.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: work  environment  film 
     
    Some audiences might find homosexuality an uncomfortable subject matter, and a character who is a Japanese collaborator is always uncomfortable.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: character 
     
    Ever since I arrived in America to promote Stoker, I haven't had time to go and see it in a theater. The fact that I had to shoot twice as fast as I'm used to in Korea was the most challenging thing about my Hollywood experience.
    — Park Chan-wook
    I did have a feminist side to me, just not in such a pronounced way.
    — Park Chan-wook
    In my creative films, if there was something, some humorous moment that is lost to a non-Korean speaking audience, I'll be very sad.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: sad  moment  lost  humorous  film  creative 
     
    I tend not to use the humor which would only apply to Koreans, or which would only affect the Koreans, as much as I can.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: humor 
     
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