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Baker's Dozen

Pieces Of Life: Gaspar Noé's Favourite Films
Patrick Clarke , May 13th, 2022 08:01

On the release of his new film Vortex, Gaspar Noé takes Patrick Clarke through an intense and adventurous Baker's Dozen of favourite films, and the lessons they've taught him on the extent of human cruelty and the joy of shocking an audience


2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

When I watch this film I feel a little bit more at home. It’s like when kids ask their mum to tell them the same story every night before they fall asleep; every year I need to go back to a cinema or get a new hyper-enhanced Blu-ray 4k whatever of 2001 to see if it got better during the last year. I’ve been watching the movie at least once a year since I was 6 years old.

Is it true that you’ve got the biggest collection of posters for this film anywhere in the world?

I think so! When the internet was becoming popular I didn’t really know if I wanted to get a computer and connect it to my phone line to connect to the rest of the world. But the moment my friend taught me how to use it, I said “Well can you find movie posters on the net?” We just Googled it, and I saw that there were many shops selling posters. I’m very stupid with the mental disease that is called collecting. All the money I earn making movies, I don’t spend it buying clothes, or shoes, or going to restaurants. I just buy books, DVDs, and movie posters.