Satyajit Ray Quotes

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Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Some of his popular works include Pather Panchali, The Lonely Wife, The World of Apu, Aparajito and The Golden Fortess. Here I have compiled down some of the famous Satyajit Ray quotes. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and learn something inspiring and motivational from Satyajit Ray quotes.

The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.
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I've made seventeen or eighteen films now, only two of which have been original screenplays, all the others have been based on short stories or novels, and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
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Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
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The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves.
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I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
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I never imagined that any of my films, especially Pather Panchali, would be seen throughout this country or in other countries. The fact that they have is an indication that, if you're able to portray universal feelings, universal relations, emotions, and characters, you can cross certain barriers and reach out to others, even non-Bengalis.
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When I'm shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot - new angles. You make not major changes but important modifications, which you can't do on a set. I do that because you have to be economical.
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There's always some room for improvisation.
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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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I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
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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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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.
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There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan, so that's half of our market gone.
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The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
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Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule.
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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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I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months, but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew, who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary.
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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.
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I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
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