Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 - 2008) was a French writer and filmmaker.
Despite self-imposed periods of abstinence before the completion of a film, Alain Robbe-Grillet is well known for the bouts of theorizing that follow.
"The camera records surfaces and the 'meaning' of the images does not interest me. I do not use symbolism in my films."
"My films are not erotically stimulating. There is a complete difference between my film and a pornographic film. They aim to excite the audience. I intend to deprive these images of excitement and hope to reveal their banality."
"I never make films for a particular audience, and when I started directingI felt my films did not cater to any existing public. But I seem to have created one myself."
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