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Michelangelo Antonioni Quotes

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Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When man becomes reconciled to nature,
when space becomes his true background,
these words and concepts will have lost their meaning,
and we will no longer have to use them.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.
- Michelangelo Antonioni


 

A scene has to have a rhythm of its own,
a structure of its own.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with
a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
- Michelangelo Antonioni


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In Blow-up I used my head instinctively!
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Scientific man is already on the moon,
and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something;
I simply shoot it.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts,
and we no longer know what they mean.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician.
All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

But, you know, Cronaca isn't more innovative than what comes after.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems,
needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose,
but failing to rid themselves of conscience,
a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy
or anything like an analysis of modern society...
these are only feelings I have, and I am the least
speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account
of what stands behind the actors because the relationship
between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest
the background in themselves,
even when it is not visible.
I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot
imagine them apart from their physical and social context
even when we see them in empty space.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to
know what one wants it to say,
and even if one does know, there is always a difference
between what one has in mind and the result on film.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts

You need to eat normally and healthfully,
and you need to exercise.
I'm so passionate about this because I think people
spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself
that normally are not with you in the daytime and you
discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
- Toni Cade Bambara

I'm not the hottest tuner on the planet,
so I normally get someone to come out and do it for me.
- Caroline Corr

Because normally with Western cuisine,
you'll serve vegetables separate from the meat,
so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables.
- Martin Yan

I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type
of book in which I scribble,
sketch and draw ideas.
- Jonathan Shapiro

I have been doing 120 miles a week, when normally I would do about 140.
- Paula Radcliffe

Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw,
a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm,
a bit of a skull.
But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
- Donald Johanson

I normally don't eat junk food.
- Martin Yan

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind.
Expediency and greed create high taxation,
and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
- Charles Adams

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises.
For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser

Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd
to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert
in which something goes wrong.
- Lara St.
John

I am not normally a betting person, but I say that
putting your money on the American people is about
as close to a sure bet as you are going to get.
- Blanche Lincoln

Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive
we normally don't notice it.
- Jeff Hawkins

I would normally never set out to write a trilogy.
- David Brin

The choice is not normally between the north and south.
It might be between Britain and Europe.
- John Prescott

I don't normally look like a twig and I do eat like
a pig but the weight has just dropped off me.
- Sienna Miller

Normally I don't watch myself, because I'm not very objective.
- Nancy McKeon

As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the
idea of playing those in-between moments,
the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

It's a lot of fun to play someone you don't normally think of yourself as.
- Harvey Fierstein

Well, I'm not a violent person.
You have to back off.
People sometimes will try you and try you until you try not to,
but you have to react.
Normally, I just walk away.
- Bubba Smith

Normally, if you go through a game without attracting attention,
you are doing a hell of a job.
- Jerry Kramer

Music is there to access those dark emotional corners
that we don't normally get too close to.
- Lesley Garrett

You don't normally do another presentation of All About Eve.
You do one All About Eve, and that's it.
- Sydney Pollack

I normally live in Los Angeles, if you can call it normal living.
- Steven Morrissey

Everyone knows how much Australia means to me.
I try to get back here as much as I can,
but normally it's for work, so I'm in and out and jetlagged and stressed.
- Kylie Minogue

I live very normally, I go out with my friends,
we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.
- Catherine Deneuve

Today, the technology is there to give early and normally
ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches.
When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk.
- Spencer Bachus

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than
what we normally take to be reality.
- Richard Gere

Generally I don't like doing remakes,
but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood
where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
- Gerard Butler

Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office.
- Mary Hart

Normally when we go in and write the songs we write,
we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record.
That would be, for us, a concept.
We don't want to have a concept!
- Robert Cray

I think video games are a great kind of entertainment.
They have replaced a lot of games people normally play
with their friends and neighbours,
like Monopoly.
- Uwe Boll

You eat when you're hungry, and I'm not normally hungry in the mornings.
- Eric Bristow

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre
and four weeks in the Opera Theater.
- Graeme Murphy

Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side.
In our case, the dynamic is reversed.
The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone.
- Edward Hall

But I'm aware of the fact that I'm working in a commercial
venue where I'm producing something that I wouldn't
normally be approaching the way I'm doing it.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

In two days, it's hard to to get the quality you would
normally want for a design project.
- Douglas Wilson

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous
soul and other intellectual faculties.
It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the
spirit to function normally.
- Michael Servetus

Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference
between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin.
Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.
- Ethel Barrymore

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise,
and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life.
That's really where failure comes.
- Tom Cochrane

Then suddenly something just kicked me.
I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different
atmosphere than you normally are.
My immediate reaction was to back off,
slow down.
- Ayrton Senna

I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing.
- Eric Stoltz

Normally, you go into the recording studio,
make a record and then take it on the road and you think...
wow...
I could have done THIS to it, or something.
- Brian Setzer

It was very unusual, because normally the producer
requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not.
Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old.
- Randal Kleiser

This book was company for me - I wrote these things when I was in hotels,
far from where I normally live.
I never intended to publish it.
- Catherine Deneuve

I'm not going to talk like I know about politics,
because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson
for people who aren't normally interested in politics.
- Bjork

Normally as a director, you do look at other films
and things that are relevant.
But with this film, it became impossible because I
became so aware of the camera placement.
- Peter Weir

I can't belong to groups.
I've tried.
I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.
- Jeanne Moreau

When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do.
- Patrick Swayze

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have.
I hope my example helps other teens believe they can
accomplish things they never thought possible.
- Maria Sharapova

When I travel I normally eat club sandwiches or I bring my own food.
When you go into a new town, it's very had to find a good place to eat.
- Paul Prudhomme


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