I had thought of writing, actually, and that later on I’d be a novelist.
During the war, I saw many films that made me fall in love with the cinema.
The film of tomorrow will be an act of love.
The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
Some day I’ll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste.
I prefer to be busy all day long, and when you work for someone else, you’re not busy enough.
At first, I wasn’t sure whether I’d be a critic or a filmmaker, but I knew it would be something like that.
I have always preferred the reflect of the life to life itself.
Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal – falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
I’ve always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.
The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it’s just wonderful.
Is the cinema more important than life?