ROME (AFP) - Italian director Ettore Scola, remembered for films such as A Special Day and We All Loved Each other So Much, announced Monday he was putting an end to his directing career at the age of 80. He said in an interview with the Il Tempo newspaper published on Monday that he felt too old to continue his work in a market-driven industry. I was about to shoot a film with (French actor Gerard) Depardieu. Everything was ready but in the end I didnt feel like doing it anymore, Scola said. I didnt want to become one of those old ladies who wear high heels and lipstick just to keep youthful company. Scola, one of a raft of Italian greats who shot some of cinemas undying classics in Romes Cinecitta studios together with Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio de Sica said he felt out of synch with the industry. My experience in the film-making world is not what it used to be: easy and happy. There are production and distribution requirements that I can no longer identify with, Scola explained. He may be best remembered for A Special Day (Una Giornata Particolare), which produced memorable performances by Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni playing a housewife and her neighbour on the day Adolf Hitler visits Benito Mussolini.