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What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out.
In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life.
Some films are slices of life. Mine are slices of cake.
Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out?
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