Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius

First of all, I had the desire for that format [silent movie], and then when I was talking to people, I felt that people needed justification. Why are you doing a silent movie? Is it just for your own pleasure? I felt it was not enough for them so I realized I have to choose the subject that will make things easier for them and to tell the story of a silent actor makes sense for doing a silent movie.More Michel Hazanavicius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to shoot beautiful things. My two previous movies were one in the '60s, the other one in the '50s, and this one is in the '20s. This is a period that's very cinegenic. The cars, the props, the suits, the haircuts, the dresses, everything, and it gives you pleasure to compose frames with that material. The music, I really love jazz, so for me, when you have good materials and nice things, it's very pleasant.More Michel Hazanavicius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love silent cinema but don't hold it sacred. Like any branch of film there are some very boring films alongside the masterpieces.More Michel Hazanavicius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can say is usually people are slightly confused. They think that silent movies are old. But, the fact is, they are old because they have been made in the '20s. That's the thing that makes them old. Not the format. The format is just a format. It's not an old format.More Michel Hazanavicius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I try to respect the rules of the silent movies and I tried to make signification to make sense, and also the crew were very good and the fact that we shot in LA in the real Hollywood, studios and houses. We shot in the bed of Mary Pickford, and you cannot be any more accurate than that, so that helped a lot.More Michel Hazanavicius quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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