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nga's Favorite Auteurs

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Brian De Palma

“So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. ”

 
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Kenji Mizoguchi

“You must put the odor of the human body into images...describe for me the implacable, the egoistic, the sensual, the cruel...there are nothing but disgusting people in this world.”

 
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Jean Renoir

“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.”

 
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Fred Kelemen

“They are just movies, individual artistic expressions, personal reflections of reality.”

 
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Elia Kazan

“I like directors who come on the set and create something that’s a little dangerous, difficult or unusual.”

 
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Benedek Fliegauf

“The first completed project of my own was the short film Talking Heads… that film already contained everything I would like to deal with over the next decade.”

 
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Nagisa Ôshima

“My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it.”

 
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Sergei Parajanov

“I believe you have to be born a director. It’s like a child’s adventure: you take the initiative among other children and become a director, creating a mystery. You mould things into shape and create.”

 
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Louis Malle

“You must find the note, the correct key, for your story. If you find it, everything will work. If you do not, everything will stick out like elbows.”

 
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Satyajit Ray

“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.”

 
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João César Monteiro

“I will be dust, but dust in love.”

 
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Sidney Lumet

“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”

 
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Lisandro Alonso

“If tomorrow I have to quit filmmaking, I will. I’m not going to sell my house for a project, that’s for sure. If I have to go back and work on my family’s farm, fine. I don’t have any problem with it. But I would cry a lot.”

 
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Michael Snow

“If there are ‘narrative cinema’ elements in my films I don’t want them to take you ‘elsewhere’ but to keep you here watching the film, a construct, an artificiality.”

 
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Werner Herzog

“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.”

 
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Kim Ki-duk

“I always ask myself one question: what is human? What does it mean to be human? Maybe people will consider my new films brutal again. But this violence is just a reflection of what they really are, of what is in each one of us to certain degree.”