Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quote of the Day/Week- Atom Egoyan

Today, we conclude our month series of quips from famous Canadians with a quote from Toronto-based film director Atom Egoyan, 51, who is of Armenian heritage and was born in Cairo, Egypt- of all places.

Egoyan is known for a wide range of independent films, including his most highly-regarded film "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997) which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Other works of his include "Calendar" (1993), which was partially filmed in Armenia, "Exotica" (1994), "Felicia's Journey" (1999) and "Ararat" (2002).

Egoyan is reportedly very influenced by the work of German director Wim Wenders, whom we quoted yesterday.

Here is Egoyan's quote:

"I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what is it you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you."

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