Nature is Satan's church.
I'm happy that I'm alive. I feel like someone coming back from Vietnam, you know; I'm sure that later on I'll start killing people in a square somewhere, but right now, I just feel happy to be alive.
If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I've left behind me.
I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful, and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life.
I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden.
Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work.
You could say that when you introduce humour to your work, you also step back a little from it. You create a distance.
When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie, for example. he had created an entire myth around himself. It was as important as his music.
I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology.
Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage, but if you choose to do so yourself, in my opinion there is only one way: follow the rules.
That's the great thing about entering a convent: There are things that you simply can't do, so you don't have to worry about them.
Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.