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A psychoanalyst would say I do it on purpose, but no, I don't think about them and can't stand seeing them again.
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For the first time, I used a mix of black and white with color. In the editing room, I asked myself, What are you doing manipulating corpses this way?
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I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment.
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I got a cassette of it, and then I watched the others and was very moved by them.
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I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films.
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I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
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I turn the lights low and take no calls. I like Bob Hope; I find him mysterious.
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I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.
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It had to be an association of ideas between the intrigue and the song fragment.
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It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
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It's painful, either because the people onscreen have died, or because I don't think the direction is good. There's always something.
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It's strange because I can't speak English well, but I am stirred by hearing it - Jack Benny, George Bums, Lucille Ball.
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Louvre. Before, you had to be an assistant on nine films, and you couldn't just go from making a short to a feature.
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Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
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My dream would be to make a movie with Stephen Sondheim; I'm proud that I got him to do the music for Stavisky.
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Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
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On a formal level, I found the ambiguity interesting. I was surprised that it worked, that the film provoked interest.
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Since we had little money and few documents, we had nothing.
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So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
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That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
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The heroine's memory, her affair with the German soldier, was the past, but the sound was in the present; we hear the sounds of Tokyo.
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The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
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There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
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They got the idea. In life, we rarely remember a whole song; in Potter, there's often a violent contrast between the situation and the song.
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You might even imagine that everything the Emmanuelle Riva character narrated was false; there's no proof that the story she recites really happened.
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