Facts about Jean-Jacques Annaud

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Jean-Jacques Annaud is a famous Director from France, he/she is 75 years old and still alive, born October 1, 1943.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Jean-Jacques.

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Famous quotes by Jean-Jacques Annaud (19)


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"When a French book becomes an international hit it is because of the author and not because of the language. The same goes for movies"
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"War scenes are less difficult than love scenes"
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"The financing of my films has always been international"
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"I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn't take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans"
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"When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris"
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"There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities"
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"British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained"
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"Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total"
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"To do the writing, I have to have time to do research"
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"The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second"
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"I make movies just as painters paint: I work where I can"
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"When you create a movie, you create something in your image"
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"The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact"
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"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality"
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"When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation"
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"I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature"
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"The French have got to understand that a film is so expensive that it can no longer afford to be regional or even national in scope"
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"If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction"
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"America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture"


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