In Their Words — Sunday, January 27, 2013

On the set of 'Rocco and His Brothers' (1960) with Alain Delon
On the set of Rocco and His Brothers (1960) with Alain Delon and Annie Girardot

The script always serves only as a basis or springboard for the shooting to come. I invent as I need to when filming, especially as I take into account location, weather, and light, and perhaps above all as I re-think the dramatic necessities of the narrative—what has to happen, that is, as opposed to what might happen. This is the way I work on each of my films.

Luchino Visconti