Satyajit Ray Quotes

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Cinema’s characteristic forte is its ability to capture and communicate the intimacies of the human mind.

You cannot go beyond a certain limit in your expenditure if you want to bring back money from your local market, which is very small after Pakistan.

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.

Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.

There's always some room for improvisation.

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.

The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.

The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves.

Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed. It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage, most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.

If the theme is simple, you can include a hundred details that create the illusion of actuality better.

Bicycle Thief is a triumphant discovery of the fundamentals of cinema, and De Sica has openly acknowledged his debt to Chaplin.

Last, but not least -- in fact, this is most important -- you need a happy ending. However, if you can create tragic situations and jerk a few tears before the happy ending, it will work much better.

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