The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't.

— JeanLuc Godard

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Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.


All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

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All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.


The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.


Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.


To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body -- both go together, they can't be separated.