PAPER MAGAZINE: What was it that made you succeed when many other pioneers did not?
JOHN WATERS: LSD?
On the question of whether Haneke would make a film about Hitler: There is a question of responsibility … first and foremost to your viewers, your audience. Responsibility entails enabling your audience to remain independent and free of manipulation. The question is how seriously do I take my viewer, to what extent do I provide him with the opportunity of creating his own opinion…
Also note how cinematic the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto sequence is. They play Mozart as the Nazis murder innocent Jews during the night. The command sits there almost like Duval in Apocalypse Now, flashes of gun fire go off in the background. Way too cinematic, for something that should not be treated in such a way.