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Atom Egoyan

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My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.

— Atom Egoyan

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I suppose I had these concerns but I really felt that I had to keep my scope very, very concentrated.

— Atom Egoyan

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I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film.

— Atom Egoyan

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

— Atom Egoyan

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I wanted to make sure that the environment of the shooting itself was not that controlled, and the way to go about that course was to work with as small a crew as possible.

— Atom Egoyan

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I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way.

— Atom Egoyan

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It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television.

— Atom Egoyan

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Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.

— Atom Egoyan

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Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.

— Atom Egoyan

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That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.

— Atom Egoyan

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Egoyan has won four awards each at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Atom Egoyan OC (Armenian: Աթոմ Եղոյեան; born July 19 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan is now based in Toronto where he lives with his wife Arsinée Khanjian a trilingual (English French and Armenian) Armenian-Canadian actress who appears in many of Egoyan's films and their son Arshile (named after the Armenian-American painter Arshile Gorky) who attends the Toronto French School.

His most critically acclaimed film is The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and his biggest commercial success is Chloe (2009). Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information. Egoyan has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay both for The Sweet Hereafter.

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