Alain Resnais quotes

  • When I was 12 I made some little films with my friends. I tried to make gangster films, like Fantomas, but I remember being very disappointed with them. They weren't frightening at all. I'm sure they'd be very funny now.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Littles #Remember #Film

  • For me an unfavorable initial reaction happens fairly often. For some reason the more time that elapses after the film opens, the more favorable the reviews become.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Film #Reason #Reactions

  • My films seem to be better understood and better received by the monthly publications. On television the first reactions are usually unfavorable.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Television #Firsts #Film

  • I can't see any reason why a film shouldn't be stylized and visually beautiful. I don't think a beautiful set is pretentious.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Film

  • A viewer as opposed to a filmmaker might see a film differently. But I'm extremely comfortable with my style.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Style #Might #Film

  • We should all die with a sharp, brusque heart attack. My father was lucky like that. One day he went hunting. He had a good day, he killed a lot of game, he was with his best friends. He said, "Ah, I'm still a good hunter." Then he said, "I don't feel well," and in 30 seconds it was all over.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Father #Heart #Good Day

  • I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #New York #Singing #Saws

  • I am never driven. Every film Ive made has been an assignment.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Film #Driven #Assignments

  • When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me-I still watch silent films. I don't think that there is any such thing as an old film; you don't say, 'I read an old book by Flaubert,' or 'I saw an old play by Moliere.'
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Book #Thinking #Impact

  • I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Special #Film #Appetite

  • There cannot be any communication except through form. If there is no form, you cannot create emotion in the spectator.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Communication #Emotion #Form

  • It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Talking #Way #Communicate

  • So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Technique #Film #Used