Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Too True

My favorite quote about moviemaking (at least after all my years at Disney) from Francois Truffaut:

"Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you are just hanging on and hoping to survive."

Some snarkier people than me might say that watching a Truffaut movie is kind of the same way, but not me. No siree.

5 comments:

J said...

Yeah,Its all about Stolen Kisses and the 400 blows. Truffaut is good news.

Jenny said...

Hee--that's a fantastic quote. I love M. Truffaut. I met(is the word "accosted"?) him once in high school(he was appearing at a tribute to Renoir at UCLA)--god, he was charisma incarnate! I first got hooked by seeing "Small Change" at a tender age. When he died I heard the news while sitting in a restaurant in Chinatown--the radio was on--it was like hearing Kennedy had been shot. he died much too young. Too many more things still to do.

Sorry to read you're laid up. Feel better soon! Enjoy those movies, though! I wish I could send you a pack of my favorites that you haven't seen--have you ever watched "The Life & Death Of Colonel Blimp" or "I Know Where I'm Going!"? I think you'd dig 'em!

mark walton said...

"By the halfway point, you are just hanging on and hoping to survive."
I can certainly attest to that!

chickennuggets said...

One time i watched Jules and Jim and imagined myself running hand in hand with mark kennedy through an art museum.

when you come back to work, we can do it for reals....

Jenny said...

chickennuggets, you're a real sicko! My kind of people. Hee.