Abel Ferrara — American Director born on July 19, 1951,

Abel Ferrara is an American film screenwriter and director. He is best known as an independent filmmaker of such films as The Driller Killer , Ms. 45 , King of New York , Bad Lieutenant and The Funeral ... (wikipedia)

Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don't find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.
My existence is about making movies, so I've just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I'm there.
That's the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you.
As an old-time New Yorker, it's not that I miss the '70s and '80s or whatever. I miss the fact that there was a certain kind of energy that exists when people can live for nothing.

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