Monthly Archives: July 2017

27 Great Directors: Woody Allen

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.”
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30 Great Directors: David Lynch

“It’s better not to know so much about what things mean or how they might be interpreted or you’ll be too afraid to let things keep happening. Psychology destroys the mystery, this kind of magic quality. It can be reduced to certain neuroses or certain things, and since it is now named and defined, it’s lost its mystery and the potential for a vast, infinite experience.”
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31 Great Directors: Vittorio De Sica

“I am basically an unhappy man. Life gives me always the impression of cruelty. I read the newspaper – crimes, murders, divorces, and so on. I do not find evidence of sincerity or solidarity there. I love humanity, I trust humanity, but humanity has a way of disillusioning me. The pictures I direct are nearly always melancholy. This comes from the contrast between my love and my disillusion. I am an optimist. I love life. I seek perfection. If my art seems pessimistic, it is a consequence of my continuing optimism and its disillusion. At least I have enthusiasm. It is necessary to all professions to have enthusiasm in order to have success.”
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