I don’t believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there’s one thing that’s dangerous for an artist, it’s precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it.
Spirits of the Dead (1968), a French-Italian horror anthology of 3 macabre tales by Edgar Allan Poe directed by Roger Vadim, Louis Malle and Federico Fellini, starring James Robertson Justice, Peter Fonda, Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon and Terence Stamp. Strange, surreal and indulgent, it wears its pop art macabre late-60s ludicrousness on its gothic sleeves with style.