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“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.”
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.”
“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.”
“When I was a child the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option lead me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.”
“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”
[On unemployed filmmakers] "It seems much easier for these people to rent my films, look at them and make notes, than to give them a job."
“What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one...”
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