To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them.

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: French

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As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing.

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.

Films with a message just make me laugh.

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.

We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.

There is no new wave, only the sea.

I'm not wild about hand-held shots.

I brought the film like a flower to the world.

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.

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.

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.

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.

I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.