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Patrice Leconte Quotes

But I won't work with the exact same crew film after film because I feel the work would get a little complacent.

I am not a fan of westerns particularly.

I can zero in on subtle things because I'm holding the camera.

I like cinema. I am very fond of it. But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own.

I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation.

I like films to be complete in their written form.

I never storyboard. I hate it. I don't understand why so many directors want to make comic strips of their films.

I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known.

I'm not one to dwell on rehearsal or preparation.

I've always done 20 things at once. It's my way of staying alive, not to keep one dish cooking, but several dishes going. And I'm pretty organized.

If a film is very clever and well-written, that's what gives you freedom as a director.

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!

My movies are, more or less, very short. I'm terrified of boring an audience.

No, but it's not because I'm getting older that I'm trying to accelerate. But something very curious is happening: The older I get, the more ideas I'm getting.

What I expect of a movie reviewer is that he should love cinema as much as I do.

When I was young, my idea was to become a filmmaker.

Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin.

Working with the same people is so much quicker and frees up your energy for other things.

Yes, I am very prolific.

You can work, shop, do everything from home, and I find this unsettling.