My work is like digging, it's archaeological research among the arid materials of our times. That's how I understand my first films, and that's what I'm still doing...
On Zabriskie Point (1970) in Esquire (August 1970)
Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.Michelangelo AntonioniSunday Times [London] (20 June 1971)
We know that under the image revealed there is another which is truer to reality and under this image still another and yet again still another under this last one, right down to the true image of that reality, absolute, mysterious, which no one will ever see or perhaps right down to the decomposition of any image, of any reality.Michelangelo AntonioniAs quoted by the interviewer from the introduction to an Italian publlication of Antonioni's screenplays.
The greatest danger for those working in the cinema is the extraordinary possibility it offers for lying.Michelangelo AntonioniAs quoted by the interviewer, from a preface to his screenplays
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