Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Audiard #1 - Fuck Them Back

"Every time you make a film these days, it's a political gesture, like it or not. Every director must be conscious of the power of this tool we're using. It's a very shocking tool, cinema, and you have to ask yourself what you're using it for....

...Being in charge of a film is political. It's an industrial power. I don't mean political like Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers or Costa-Gavras's Z, although that is of course an admirable purpose. But even if you're making a film with special effects in which men turn into, I don't know, helicopters or butterflies or some shit,  you have to think: what will my movie be used for? Cinema is used to sell other stuff, be it toys or popcorn or whatever. So if they're trying to fuck you one way, you have to find a way to fuck them back."

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