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Born: 1930-06-24
Profession: Director
Nation: French
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I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.

Tags: Love, Pass, Surface

Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.

Tags: Limits, Stupidity, While

I'm not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live.

Tags: General

You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.

Tags: Accept, Fact, Sometimes

We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.

Tags: Era, Police, Show

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people.

Tags: Moment, Stupid, Wanted

A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible.

Tags: Men, Subject, Woman

A woman is subject matter enough.

Tags: Enough, Matter, Woman

As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing.

Tags: Change, Far, Making

First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law.

Tags: Law, Started, Study

I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn't mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.

Tags: Communist, Films, Mean

I brought the film like a flower to the world.

Tags: Brought, Film, Flower

I'm not wild about hand-held shots.

Tags: Shots, Wild

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.

Tags: Freedom, Gives, Obvious

Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.

Tags: Color, Colors, Difficult

There is no new wave, only the sea.

Tags: Sea, Wave

To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them.

Tags: Individual, Stupid, Why

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.

Tags: Often, Write, Wrong

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.

Tags: Black, Control, Making

I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.

Tags: Money, Someone, War

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more.

Tags: Father, Himself, Wanted

There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.

Tags: Hate, Money, Working

You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.

Tags: Film, Help, Less
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