Thanksgiving Is Ruined
June 05, 2012
J. Cocteau on the sorrows associated with short-term, project-based employment
"We shall be working tonight. The last night. I know nothing sadder than the end of a film, the dissolution of a team that has developed ties of affection. [The lowliest stagehand is sensitive to this little death.]"
[in the original? yes: à cette petite mortthat little devil]
The above: quoted in Francis Steegmuller's Cocteau: a Biography
Traceable ultimately to JC's journal about the making during 1945-46 of his incredible "Beauty and the Beast."