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Satyajit Ray Quotes: I don't understand these national awards, because half of those who sit in judgement over Indian films do not... possess the competence to evaluate a film correctly.
         

I don't understand these national awards, because half of those who sit in judgement over Indian films do not... possess the competence to evaluate a film correctly.


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



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



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



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



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My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.



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There's always some room for improvisation.



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.

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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When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.



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

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



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It was only after Pather Panchali had some success at home that I decided to do a second part. But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again, so I made a musical.





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