Italian Director Quotes


85 Italian Director quotes:



"The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience."
"Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will."
"This is in contrast with some of my other movies where I used Ennio Morricone for his ability to create an epic feel through his music."
"To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects."
"When I see a film I've finished, it's like another person made it. Like another mind."
"When I was five. That's when I started to love film."
"Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors."
"After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon."
"I have the rights to all the books where the character of Hannibal Lecter appears, I acquired these by buying the rights to Red Dragon."
"I have two young girls, 8 and 10. They really keep me young."
"I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on."
"I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor."
"If you get a book which is 600 pages, you have to reduce it to a script of 100 pages. In two hours of film, you cannot possibly include all the characters."
"It's a fantastic review. Sixty percent of the American reviews are sensational, 20% are mixed, not so good."
"Italian industry was so poor we had no money for studio, to create the set, to go anyplace. We had to shoot everything in the street."
"Mr Tony Hopkins says he's willing to do it if he likes the script."
"My philosophy is very simple. To feel young, you must work as long as you can."
"These scenes deal with what happened before Hannibal Lecter was captured for the first time."
"We set ourselves a limit and cut characters which weren't so vital."
"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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