Quotes of Quotes (I)

“[O]ne of the points I made clear to my designers, every head of department, is we should not reference other movies. We should not re-watch Gamera, or re-watch Gojira, or re-watch War of the Gargantuans. We said, ‘Let’s create the world that we’re doing. It falls in here and falls in there, but we should not be doing a referential film.’ If things happen, they happen because they’re being made by people who love those genres. But I didn’t want to be postmodern, or referential, or just belong to a genre. I really wanted to create something new, something madly in love with those things.”
Guillermo del Toro about his philosophy on Pacific Rim.