Top 26 Quotes & Sayings by Claude Chabrol

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Claude Chabrol

Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker.

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I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.
Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.
A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible. — © Claude Chabrol
A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible.
First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law.
Films with a message just make me laugh.
There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.
As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing.
Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.
To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them.
My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more.
I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.
I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn't mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.
I'm not wild about hand-held shots.
You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.
I'm not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live.
I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.
I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people.
You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.
It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
I brought the film like a flower to the world. — © Claude Chabrol
I brought the film like a flower to the world.
There is no new wave, only the sea.
A woman is subject matter enough.
I like to have the screen full of color, twenty colors on the screen at once, fifty colors. There are no dominants despite what people have said.
On their own, each [character] is a victim of no importance. But when you bring them together, they become a dangerous weapon. Jeanne is the vowel and Sophie the consonant. Psychologists know this phenomenon well. Each individual is harmless, but together they create an explosive chemical reaction. It's like Bonnie and Clyde, like Thelma and Louise.
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