There are contemporary artists that I hate with all my heart. These are provocateurs that are without feeling. Where is the real emotion?
I think cinema has this beautiful component. It's a universal language.
Thank you to Italy. That is a crazy country but beautiful.
There's one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome there's a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic.
The way I work with my cinematographer is not based on general principles, but the ideas are triggered by the locations where we shoot.
Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy.
The fear of old age is something that one feels when they're younger. Once you get to being old, you're already there, so you don't even think about it anymore.
I usually don't say anything to the actors. It works better for me because when they come to the set, they are at the same time scared and excited because they are not well aware of what will happen.
I hibernate. I hibernate until the next project takes shape in my mind.
Andreotti had style and class; Berlusconi does not
I don't use Twitter. I'm a serious person.
I do read a lot. I read more than I watch movies.
The thing is, even though you think a lot about your movie, and there's a lot of preparation behind it, the final end result completely goes beyond it. It's not something you're aware of.
It's better to face some problems as soon as you can.
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