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“I'm not interested in seeing a film just made by a woman - not unless she is looking for new images.”
“Every film is manipulative, raping the viewer. So the question is: Why do I rape the viewer?”
“I like directors who come on the set and create something that’s a little dangerous, difficult or unusual.”
“I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.”
“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.”
“I know that feeling of looking back and thinking, that part I'd like to fix. So I obsessively try not to compromise.”
“I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”
“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
“The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them. ”
“We create monsters and then we can't control them. ”
“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”
“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.”
“Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.”
“I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are. ”
“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”
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