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Satyajit Ray Quotes: 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.
         

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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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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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.



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.

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



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.

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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