More from our upcoming interview with the legendary filmmaker and his cast from To Rome With Love...
"When that film started out, that film wasn't supposed to be what I wound up with. The film was supposed to be what happens in a guy's mind, and you were supposed to see a stream of consciousness in his mind. I did the film, and it was completely incoherent, and nobody understood anything that went on, and the relationship between myself and Diane Keaton was all anyone cared about. That's not what I cared about. That was just one small part of another big canvas that I had, and in the end, I had to reduce the film to just me and Diane Keaton and that relationship. So I was quite disappointed in the end of that movie as I was with other films of mine that were very popular. Hannah and Her Sisters was a big disappointment because I had to compromise my original intention tremendously to survive with the film...So when you see us up here, and we're all here in California promoting the film [To Rome With Love], and everyone's saying what a thrill this was, and how great it was to work with this person, you think we made Citizen Kane. But it always sounds this way at a promotional thing. In the end, you'll see the film and draw your own conclusions from it. But it's always, to me, less than the masterpiece I was certain [I was] destined to make."
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