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“From the youngest age, I have thought that the world we live in betrays us; this thought still remains with me.”
“I love working for children, because they are a very critical and very thankful public.”
[On one of his most famous characters] "The coyote is victimized by his own ineptitude. I never understood how to use tools and that's really the coyote's problem."
“Don’t be embarrassed about opening your mouth and letting rip with all you’ve got, because the person in the seat right next to you, will probably be screaming too!”
“We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.”
“Our New Wave would never have come into being if it hadn’t been for the young American Morris Engel, who showed us the way to independent production with his fine movie, Little Fugitive.” [Francois Truffaut]
“Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.”
“Shadow boxes become poetic theaters or settings wherein are metamorphosed the element of a childhood pastime.”
“In those days, there was one secret to making a good comedy. If it made the audience laugh, it was a good comedy.”
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”
Margarethe von Trotta
“I think it was a little bit of destiny or some angel who pushed me, knowing one day I would get my chance.”
“The Western formula: A man has a job to do, or a couple of men. They try to do it against tremendous odds. They do it.”
“I do not say, I show. I show people who move and speak.”
“In a world where films are made with millions of dollars, we made a film about a little girl who wants to buy a fish for less than a dollar.”
“My mother used to say ‘stay away from politics’, because my father went to prison. But if you reject politics, you reject a lot of relationships. The worst thing in society is individualism.”
“What is the cinema? A sixth art form!”
“As long as a person lives, there is always a chance to correct mistakes and become a better person.”
Erich von Stroheim
“Lubitsch shows you the king on his throne, and then in the bedroom. I show you the king in his bedroom first so you know what kind of man he really is when you see him on the throne.”
Josef von Sternberg
“I care nothing about the story, only how it is photographed and presented.”
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