Happy Birthday: Alejandro Amenábar

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

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…

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