Thanksgiving Is Ruined
March 21, 2011
the pyramid of stars
Here's the immortal Jeanne Moreau, in a new biographical piece, on how New Wave cinema caused unemployment:
Freedom came with the New Wave and new films. The New Wave made extinct the hierarchy, all those drivers, makeup artists, personal assistants, chamber maids, who watched over the stars, the Gabins and the Fernandels; it was unheard of, everyone that they had as their little staff!
The original full text of the piece is here.
Lesson: A star system is very labor intensive. Celebrity helps to keep people occupied.
Later in the same wonderful interview, Moreau explains the power of punctuation in theatrical dialogue, and, in a somewhat Olsonian note, points out that one can immediately understand, simply by reading (aloud?) the rhythm of Proust, that the author had asthma.