Michelangelo Antonioni Quotes

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Michelangelo Antonioni Quotes

The greatest danger for those working in the cinema is the extraordinary possibility it offers for lying.
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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.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

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

— 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

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

— Michelangelo Antonioni

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

— Michelangelo Antonioni

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

— Michelangelo Antonioni

We know that behind every image revealed there is another image more faithful to reality, and in the back of that image there is another, and yet another behind the last one, and so on, up to the true image of that absolute, mysterious reality that no one will ever see.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

A film that can be described in words is not really a film.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

The photographer in Blow-Up, who is not a philosopher, wants to see things closer up. But it so happens that, by enlarging too far, the object itself decomposes and disappears. Hence there's a moment in which we grasp reality, but then the moment passes. This was in part the meaning of Blow-Up.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

A director is a man, therefore he has ideas; he is also an artist, therefore he has imagination. Whether they are good or bad, it seems to me that I have an abundance of stories to tell. And the things I see, the things that happen to me, continually renew the supply.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

I always mistrust everything I see, which an image shows me, because I imagine what is beyond it. And what is beyond an image cannot be known.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

I may film scenes I had no intention of filming; things suggest themselves on location, and we improvise. I try not to think about it too much. Then, in the cutting room, I take the film and start to put it together, and only then do I begin to get an idea of what it is about.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

People are always misquoting me.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

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