Mr. Guadagnino, do you believe in the Auteur Theory?
“I think Hollywood believes in the Auteur Theory — you know why? They would not endorse a very individual voice like Christopher Nolan otherwise. Nolan made movies that have been successful, sure, but many other directors have also been successful and they are still going through the process of control… But Nolan goes for his own way. He is one of the ultimate auteurs.”
I'm not sure if this has been posted before. It's from 2011.
Who are your favourite directors and why? What were your favourite films last year?
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Yoshitaro Nomura, Kiyoshi Murosawa, Jackie Chan, Tatsumi Kumashiro, Kohei Oguri, Yasujiro Ozu, Kinji Mizoguchi, Christopher Nolan, and Ryuta Tasaki. The reason is, they all have prominent and one-and-only taste, viewpoint, and visual style, just as any filmmaker should. They are all my personal favourites. Last year I didn’t really watch many movies, and I cannot name any from them particularly.
- Takashi Shimizu (he made the "Ju-on" and "The Grudge"-films)