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“As any other form of Art, cinema is only important if used to open doors to discussion and to talk about the things that you don't want to hear. Otherwise it's just a mere object of vanity.”
“Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage.”
“Cinema is a mirror of reality and it is a filter.”
“John Ford isn't exactly a bum, is he? Yet he never gave me any manure about art. He just made movies and that's what I do.”
“Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket, the least understood and the least noticed.”
“I know a little something about the world because I'm a 52-year-old manic asshole! It's a horrible world! Starvation, dismemberment, torture, rape, corn-holing... it's horrible out there, but it's worse here in the movie set! We have danger... and stupidity! I don't want someone dying on my set! If someone dies here, I'll blow my brains out and...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Hollywood, from as early as the sixties to the present time, has ghettoized cinema into the big industry, a marketing industry.”
“January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.”
“I don't necessarily like going to the movies.”
“American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis.”
“We are having problems relaunching cinema as a popular art.”
“Cinema basically examines a personality first and the body afterward.”
“Antonio Capuano-To make films you gotta have balls. Do you have balls? I rather doubt it. So you need pain. You got that?
Fabietto Schisa-Yes, I told you. On that front, I'm good.
Antonio Capuano-What did you tell me? What pain? No, you don't have pain. You have hope. With hope, you make comfortingfilms. It's a trap.
Fabietto Schisa-They left...” (continue)(continue reading)
“At one point, a journalist called. Fellini says to him: Cinema's not good for anything, but it's a distraction. The journalist must've asked him: A distraction from what? And Fellini says: From reality, reality is lousy.”
“Oh, you think that I didn't have ambition? I was a good actor. But I was never going to be a great actor. It was very very hard to admit that to myself. But once I had, I felt free from the tyranny of ambition. I started to live.”
“John Houseman-All I am saying is, no one can write like that.
Herman Mankiewicz-But I can write like that, Houseman. I have. The narrative is one big circle, like a cinnamon roll. Not a straight line pointing to the nearest exit. You cannot capture a man’s entire life in two hours. All you can hope is to leave the impression of one.”