A few great Michelangelo Antonioni quotes
Gentle reader, I’ll be the first to admit that he was not a painter/sculptor, but a film maker – but do understand he (to me) was less a story teller than a visualist. Frankly there are just not too many directors that bring it visually the way he did, and with the state of affairs that is the modern film industry I don’t see that happening too soon. Although I thought “The American” by Anton Corbijn was really strong as was … nothing is really coming to me although Jim Jarmusch certainly comes to mind (is anyone cooler than Eszter Balint in “Stranger Than Paradise”) as does David Lynch. Anyway, enjoy.
“A man who renounces something is also a man who believes in something.”
“What I reject is this refusal to let silence have its place, this need to fill supposed voids.”
“A film you can explain in words is not a real film.”
“I think people talk too much; that’s the truth of the matter. I do. I don’t believe in words. People use too many words and usually wrongly.”
Anyway, this evening these words spoke to me.