Je ne veux parler que de cinéma, pourquoi parler d'autre chose ? Avec le cinéma on parle de tout, on arrive à tout.
“Giulietta. I’d wanted for some time to make a film for her. She’s singularly able to express astonishment, dismay, frenetic happiness, the comic somberness of a clown. For me a clownesque talent in an actor is the most precious gift she can have. Giulietta’s the kind of actress who’s very congenial with what I want to do, with my taste.”
- Federico Fellini on his wife Giulietta Masina
Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège (Jean Vigo, 1933)
Marilyn Monroe’s I.D., 1954.
You refused lucrative offers from Hollywood. You probably could have made millions of dollars.
Perhaps I could become the richest man in the world, or even the poorest. More likely the latter. No, I simply cannot imagine leading my army into my creative battles in any other way than my own. What good is money in exchange for giving up my independence, my friends, my Roman restaurants, my crazy Italian people, traffic at rush hour by the Colosseum? I would have made money and lost my joy of life. And that’s all filming has been about for me: joy of life, battle of life, comedy of life, fascination of life. Life! Life! Life!
January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993