“Nothing would disgust me more morally than winning an Oscar.” —Luis Buñuel, 1970.
“A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?”
Andrei Tarkovsky” —
“It’s totally absurd for filmmakers not to be able to make films the way they want to make them. But in this business it’s very common. I came from painting. And a painter has none of those worries. A painter paints a painting. No one comes in and says “You’ve got to change that blue.” It’s a joke to think that a film is going to mean anything if somebody else fiddles with it. If they give you the right to make a film, they owe you the right to make it the way you think it should be. The filmmaker should decide on every single element, every single word, every single sound, every single thing going down that highway through time. Otherwise, it won’t hold together. The film may suck, but at least you made it suck on your own.” —David Lynch on having final cut.