Facts about Michelangelo Antonioni

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Michelangelo Antonioni was a famous Director from Italy, who lived between September 29, 1912 and June 30, 2007. He/she became 94 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Michelangelo.

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Famous quotes by Michelangelo Antonioni (18)


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"Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot"
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"I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science"
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"I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules"
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"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"
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"In Blow-up I used my head instinctively!"
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"I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like"
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"Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing"
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"We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts, and we no longer know what they mean"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Scientific man is already on the moon, and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer"
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"But, you know, Cronaca isn't more innovative than what comes after"
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"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"
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"A scene has to have a rhythm of its own, a structure of its own"


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