“Actually making films has taught us a lot:
- It is as much trouble to make a bad films as a good one.
- Our most sincere film can seem phony.
- The films we do with our left hands may become worldwide hits.
- A perfectly ordinary movie with energy can turn out to be better cinema than a film with ‘intelligent’ intentions listlessly executed.
- The result rarely matches the effort.
- Cinematic success is not necessarily the result of good brain work, but of a harmony of existing elements in ourselves that we may not have even been conscious of: a fortunate fusion of subject and our deeper feelings, an accidental coincidence of our own preoccupations at a certain moment of life and the public’s.” –François Truffaut