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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 mort

                                                        that 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."