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.
My characters are ambiguous. Call them that. I don't mind. I am ambiguous myself. Who isn't?
Scientific man is already on the moon, and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
A director is a man, therefore he has ideas; he is also an artist, therefore he has imagination. Whether they are good or bad, it seems to me that I have an abundance of stories to tell. And the things I see, the things that happen to me, continually renew the supply.
I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.
The greatest danger for those working in the cinema is the extraordinary possibility it offers for lying.
I have always imposed my wishes on the cameraman. Moreover, I have always picked them at the outset of their careers and, to a certain extent, have formed them myself.