I’ll use the same words as Picasso, not to compare myself to him, but because...– Jean-Luc Godard I really should post the full interview some time, it’s from when he was promoting Hail Mary, (which I think may be his best film), but that quote really sums it all up. That quote is from 1985 when he was in a much more pleasant mood than he is today it seems. I think it’s funny...
I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational...– Federico Fellini (via visenyatargaryen)
I know why I make films — partly because I want to describe female shame — but...– Catherine Breillat (via frenchcinema)
Bergman was hyper-intelligent but I never liked him as a person. He was not a...– Stellan Skarsgård on Ingmar Bergman, from an interview in the Guardian (fact that no longer really bothers me: most of the great directors were total assholes). From the footnotes: Bergman directed Skarsgård on television in L’école des Femmes and on stage in A Dream Play. (via criterioncast)
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living...– Robert Bresson whenever i’m beginning production on a new piece of nonsense, i do my best to ensure that i’ve got some Bresson fresh in my mind. no one (and i mean no one) was more concise with his camera — Bresson’s shots are at once impossibly dense but also barely there. Watching A Man Escaped,...