The urge to tell the truth stirred in us. Without knowing it we were thinking of neorealism, or rather we were creating neorealism. Rossellini on the one hand, Zavattini and I on the other. Many say that neorealism rose from our need to save money, but that's not true. It was really a need to tell the truth, to have the courage to tell the truth, and to take the cameras not into the old studios at Cinecitta, made of papier-mache, but out into life, into reality.