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“Hollywood can't do this. But we can: we can change things whenever we want.”
“When I finish a film, I feel like I have overcome a certain hurdle. It's really good for me as a human being, and I hope that for some people, my films will do the same thing.”
“What I’m after, making a film, is the most exact transcript of my most intimate impressions of behavior.”
“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.”
“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.”
“I formulated my own directing style in my own head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others… For me there was no such thing as a teacher. I have relied entirely on my own strength.”
“What is attempted in these films is of course a synthesis. But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures. Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement and detachment in equal measure.”
“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”
“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.”
“Like a dancer learns to dance ... a visual comic learns to use his legs.”
“I hate the cinema. But I like making westerns.”
“I'm a storyteller—that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!”
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