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“The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.”
“I’m always a voyeur.”
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”
“What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one...”
“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”
“You don’t necessarily need a script or actors to tell a compelling tale. Finding a person at a key moment in his life and rendering the truth as you see it—that’s the truest form of drama.”
“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”
“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”
“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.”
Francis Ford Coppola
“I'm in a unique situation. I'm like now an elderly retired guy who made a lot of money, and now I can just, instead of playing golf, I can make art films.”
“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”
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