Alex Winter, American Actor ( July 17, 1965 - )

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Certain remakes are great. Carpenter's The Thing is better than the original.~Alex Winter

Great Better Original

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that's different than you imagine it.~Alex Winter

World You Movies

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.~Alex Winter

Music Lot TV

I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.~Alex Winter

Trying Kind Underground

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for every movie to have these ridiculous endings.~Alex Winter

Night World Weird

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment.~Alex Winter

End Movies Investment

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.~Alex Winter

Want Movies Think

It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career.~Alex Winter

Career Bad Hard

I get very driven by certain themes and ideas.~Alex Winter

Ideas Driven Themes

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup - we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth.~Alex Winter

Head Budget Film

But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently and it's a strange movie, I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on.~Alex Winter

Funny Mind Strange

I'm really influenced by so many different things.~Alex Winter

Different Many Things

My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel, Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.~Alex Winter

People Favorite Like

I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.~Alex Winter

Love People Camera

I'm one of the few people who really like Eyes Wide Shut.~Alex Winter

Eyes People Like

I think movies are good for getting into dream states or exploring weird alternate states of thinking.~Alex Winter

Good Thinking Dream

The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris, like Alien had a lot of things that are similar, although it's also got the horror element.~Alex Winter

American Movies Alien

I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.~Alex Winter

Music Architecture You

I actually did use to sell shoes.~Alex Winter

Shoes Sell Did

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really good amount of time to tell a joke.~Alex Winter

Funny Time Good

Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture.~Alex Winter

Culture End Cool

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made - and that's a tricky balance.~Alex Winter

Culture Balance Movies

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.~Alex Winter

Happy You Movies

With Fever, the film was so made for the screen, and there's so much surround sound that was done for the film - enormous detail paid to that. I wasn't thinking video, because I didn't know how it was going to turn out.~Alex Winter

Thinking Detail Know

Coppola has problems getting financing, so why should I not have problems getting financing.~Alex Winter

Problems Should Why

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em.~Alex Winter

Fun Movies Innocent