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Favorite Films

"I started getting excited about movies, it was foreign films. La Strada for instance, and Eight And a Half. Persona, Hour Of The Wolf, all of Jacques Tati's films. I also liked Sunset Boulevard and Hitchcock, particularly Vertigo and Rear Window."

"Myself, I love 8 1/2. My take on what Fellini was trying to do there may be different from other people's."
"Sunset Boulevard, Persona, Lolita that are my favorite movies. 8 1/2, La Strada, I Vitelloni."

"Rear Window is one of my favorite movies. I love Rear Window because it got such a mood, and even though I know exactly what happens next I enjoy to be in that room and feel that time. Itīs almost like I could smell it."

"Almost every film I like is black and white: Sunset Boulevard, Lolita, Citizen Kane, 8 1/2. The only exception is Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati: I find the colors in that movie really extraordinary."
"I like Coppolas work. And Jacques Tati. Kurosawa. John Ford. Some films by Herzog. And Billy Wilder."

"Kubrick is the coolest, and Marty [Martin Scorsese] is right next door."
"I really like Fellini, Bergman, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Tati and The Wizard of Oz."

"I also like Stanley Kubrick. I think right now he's about the coolest, I guess. The Shining really grew on me. I never miss it when it's on cable. His best film for me, though, is Lolita. I'm absolutely captivated by it. Also, I like him because he likes Eraserhead. He said at one time that it was his favorite film."

"I have a profound admiration for Fellini. I met him lately and he's just fantastic. I feel very close to him even though he's very Italian. But his films could have been made in every country. When I say, I feel close to him, then also because we're both born on January 20th."

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