Happy Birthday: Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenábar.jpgAlejandro Amenábar

Born: March 31, 1972 in Santiago de Chile, Chile

[on Vanilla Sky (2001)] I felt very honored and very excited. It’s been weird because watching the same story done with a completely different tone, it was so weird. I remember when I saw the film for the first time, I kept thinking, “Well, I would have done this differently.” But then I realized, “Well, of course, I’ve already done it!” So that’s the point that’s interesting to me. He [Cameron Crowe] really made his film. It’s like the same song with two different voices. That’s what I appreciate about it. Plus the buttload of money.

[on Open Your Eyes (1997)] I started developing the idea in the middle of a fever. I had a cold and spent a few days in bed and it was there that I started developing the idea.

I don’t dream too much, or I don’t remember what it is I dream. But I guess that the world of perception, and the world of perspective, and the world of desire, interests me. And that has to do with dreams. And actually, going to the movies is like dreaming, isn’t it?

 

 

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