I’ve spoken with the most fascinating people.
If you haven’t already, take a look at my interviews with Italian directors, actors, and producers. Here’s a sample of what they’ve told me; can you guess who said them? (Check below for the answers and links to the whole interviews)
“F*ck! She’s French! She’s a problem!”
“The truth is, I sort of start off at a philosophical premise, an idea for a story, before the story evolves. In the case of (my film) it began with the idea of loving the past and being free from it. Everything else follows from that.”
“Freedom doesn’t necessarily mean happiness”.
“I gave more light to the film, and in that sense I made it less dark, but in that sense it made it even more disturbing.”
“When we first arrived (to start shooting the film) and went into a bar for a coffee, even though the bar was full of people drinking coffee, we were told the coffee machine was broken. We asked for water, and were told they were out, even though we could see it behind the bar.”
“This isn’t the story of a Mafia war, this is a war within one family, with all the cultures and contradictions that are inside all families.”
I spend some time writing for a website called Ladyblitz.it, my weekly horoscope; it’s quite successful and very funny for me to write.
“It was a film with no judgement…too rare in documentaries, particularly American ones, like Michael Moore’s.”
“I don’t like this kind of filmmaking. Everybody wants to be a little Michael Moore. I like to capture positive elements of the world.”
“(my film is) a collection of stories that 1) had actually happened, 2) I’d been afraid would happen, and 3) I would have wanted to have happened.”
“It was in the moment that Bertolucci decided that he wanted an audience that he began to fill theaters, because if you don’t want an audience, then why would an audience want you?”
“It’s funny, I promise you, but it also makes you think about a lot of stereotypes that become intrenched in society, first of all about the “invincibility” of men and the impossibility of failing sexually and socially.”
“I try not to judge my characters too much.”
“There’s love, and redemption for (the characters)” Their misguided attempts to use blackmail to get the money they needed was part of a “moment of indecision” in their process of maturing. The others in the film are entirely lost”, (he said, laughing).
“I think (my film) is the best thing I’ve done in my life.”
“I never dreamed of behaving like (my character) in real life because you see what happens to people like that in the film.”
7.Gianfranco Rosi, director of Sacro GRA
8.Daniele Luchetti, director of Anni Felici and Mio fratello è figlio unico
9.Roberto Andò, director of Viva La Libertà
10.Matteo Creatini, star of Short Skin
11.Stephen Amidon, author of Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano)
12.Alessandro Rossetto, director of Piccola Patria
13.Antonello Faretta, director of Montedoro, director Antonello Faretta, actress Pia Marie Mann and producer Adriana Bruno
14.Giuseppe Fumo, star of Anime Nere