In Their Words – Friday, August 9, 2013

Godard & Truffaut

“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

About Michael J

I watch movies, write about movies, think about movies, and cook.
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