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I am neither a sociologist nor...

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.

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All the characters in my films...

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.

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I am neither a sociologist nor...

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.

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I began taking liberties a lon...

I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.

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I can never understand how we ...

I can never understand how we have been able to follow these worn-out tracks, which have been laid down by panic in the face of nature.

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I don't want what I am saying ...

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.

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I mean simply to say that I wa...

I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space.

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I may film scenes I had no int...

I may film scenes I had no intention of filming; things suggest themselves on location, and we improvise. I try not to think about it too much. Then, in the cutting room, I take the film and start to put it together, and only then do I begin to get an idea of what it is about.

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I think people talk too much; ...

I think people talk too much; that's the truth of the matter. I do. I don't believe in words. People use too many words and usually wrongly. I am sure that in the distant future people will talk much less and in a more essential way. If people talk a lot less, they will be happier. Don't ask me why.

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We know that behind every imag...

We know that behind every image revealed there is another image more faithful to reality, and in the back of that image there is another, and yet another behind the last one, and so on, up to the true image of that absolute, mysterious reality that no one will ever see.

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The moment always comes when, ...

The moment always comes when, having collected one's ideas, certain images, an intuition of a certain kind of development- whether psychological or material- one must pass on to the actual realization.

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The greatest danger for those ...

The greatest danger for those working in the cinema is the extraordinary possibility it offers for lying.

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