You’ve spoken of your affinity for television series like “Breaking Bad” in other interviews. What appeals to you about contemporary TV?
Bernardo Bertolucci: I’ve been watching these American TV series for some time now, so I find that there is a new freedom in comparison with movies. When Walter White puts down the phone, he can spend 10 seconds thinking. That passage of time is different from the cutting, the editing, that is so aggressive in movies. You cannot have a character just walking across the landscape. I think it’s fantastic to have the freedom to take time.
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