Claude Chabrol - Quotes

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I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.

I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.

You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue. ---->>>

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more. ---->>>

Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.

Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.

To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them. ---->>>

I brought the film like a flower to the world. ---->>>

There is no new wave, only the sea. ---->>>

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people. ---->>>

Films with a message just make me laugh. ---->>>

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control. ---->>>

You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were. ---->>>

We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police. ---->>>

I'm not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live. ---->>>

I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn't mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest. ---->>>

As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing. ---->>>

A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible. ---->>>

I'm not wild about hand-held shots. ---->>>

I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing. ---->>>

There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color. ---->>>

A woman is subject matter enough. ---->>>

First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law. ---->>>

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. ---->>>

Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen. ---->>>

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 06-24, 1930
Birthplace: Sardent, France
Die: 2010-09-12
Occupation: Director
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Claude Henri Jean Chabrol (French: [klod ʃabʁɔl]; 24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker (wikipedia)