Every edit is a lie.
“I don’t think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can’t kiss a movie.”
“If my film makes one more person feel miserable, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.”
“If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right.”
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
People come to Cannes just to advertise their films, not with a particular message. But the advantage is that if you go to the festival, you get so much press coverage in three days that it advertises the film for the rest of the year.
I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.