Alain Resnais Quotes
Alain Resnais (French: [al?? ??n?]; 3 June 1922 – 1 March 2014) was a French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog (1955), an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps
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I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me-I still watch silent films. I don't think that there is any such thing as an old film; you don't say, 'I read an old book by Flaubert,' or 'I saw an old play by Moliere.'
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
There cannot be any communication except through form. If there is no form, you cannot create emotion in the spectator.
I can't see any reason why a film shouldn't be stylized and visually beautiful. I don't think a beautiful set is pretentious.
My films seem to be better understood and better received by the monthly publications. On television the first reactions are usually unfavorable.
Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
When I was 12 I made some little films with my friends. I tried to make gangster films, like Fantomas, but I remember being very disappointed with them. They weren't frightening at all. I'm sure they'd be very funny now.
We should all die with a sharp, brusque heart attack. My father was lucky like that. One day he went hunting. He had a good day, he killed a lot of game, he was with his best friends. He said, "Ah, I'm still a good hunter." Then he said, "I don't feel well," and in 30 seconds it was all over.