The sooner we admit our capacity for evil the less apt we are to destroy each other.
People seem to have this strange idea that films can influence people to be violent, but in my sincere opinion film only reflects the violence of society.
People love seeing violence and horrible things. The human being is bad and he can't stand more than five minutes of happiness. Put him in a dark theater and ask him to look at two hours of happiness and he'd walk out or fall asleep.
American critics always complain about the blandness of mainstream movies, but when you do something more ambiguous and ironic, they are pissed off too. I like putting certain aspects of American society under the magnifying glass and showing them for what they are.