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 Pedro Almodovar - “When I was very young, I was already a fabulador. I loved to give my own version of stories that everybody already knew. When I got out of a movie with my sisters, I retold them the whole story. In general they liked my version better than the one they had seen.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Whenever I arrive on a real location, I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be. When I was moving around with the lens, I discovered things that the naked eye would not have.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “The 1980s really ended for me in 1992 with the film Kika.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “But, although these films express many similar ideas from my previous films, I think they express these ideas in a different way.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “This means a lot to us but it's not going to change the kind of movie I'm going to do. ... Tomorrow, it seems to me that I will be sure what I want to do. Today, I cannot think.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I fit very well, you don't know how much, with winning the Oscar. It happened before with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. I get sad, especially for the people who surround me and the public who might stop me on the streets. It is a virtual responsibility.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Right now I don't know if I have dreamt about this or not. But when you are in the ocean you must swim. Being on the race for the Oscars, logically I want to win.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies It's not a caprice.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I don't want to imitate life in movies I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I am partly not conscious of structure with my movies but this is when I am writing. I leave my mind very free and then I correct it after.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “All my movies have an autobiographical dimension, but that is indirectly, through the characters. In fact I am behind everything that happens and that is said, but I am never talking about myself in first person. Something in me -probably a dislike of cheap exhibitionism- stops me from approaching a project too autobiographically.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Cukor is one of my favorite directors. He was a master at directing women.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.”
 Pedro Almodovar - “I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.”

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