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Damola's Favorite Auteurs

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Alfred Hitchcock

“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”

 
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Mike Leigh

“The whole thing about making films in an organic film location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across”

 
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Richard Linklater

“I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. ”

 
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Federico Fellini

“What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one...”

 
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Billy Wilder

“If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.”

 
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Ingmar Bergman

“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.”

 
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Tom Tykwer

“You have to be clear about the characters in the beginning and then you just go for it, but in Winter Sleepers it was really a different approach. You get to know somebody, then maybe at first sight you don't like him. In real life that very often happens”

 
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Paul Verhoeven

“People love seeing violence and horrible things. The human being is bad and he can't stand more than five minutes of happiness. Put him in a dark theater and ask him to look at two hours of happiness and he'd walk out or fall asleep.”

 
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet

“I wanted to make a fake Paris, a Paris of dreams, like in my head when I was twenty and I arrived in Paris for the first time. I wanted to avoid the bad things: traffic jams, dog shit on the street, the rain.”

 
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Akira Kurosawa

“Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied...that's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.”

 
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Jean-Luc Godard

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”

 
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Paul Thomas Anderson

“I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.”

 
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Alexander Payne

“I thank you for this award, though I think there may be a problem with a world in which making small, human and humorous films is ‘an achievement.’ It should be the norm.”

 
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David Lynch

“I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.”

 
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François Truffaut

“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.”

 
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Stephen Frears

“When you’re starting, what you chiefly have is energy and passion and that will go a long way to cover a certain amount of funkiness in how you tell a story. But you’re never going to make a film late in your career the way you made it at the beginning and to try to is insane.”

 
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Michel Gondry

“Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid.”

 
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Alfonso Cuarón

“The only reason you make a movie is not to make or set out to do a good or bad movie, it's just to see what you learn for the next one.”

 
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David Cronenberg

“Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing their whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.”