Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Auteur Watch - Catherine Breillat

Fine! YOU come up with your own girl auteurs!
But ain't it the life, though? She is a frickin' genius, you must admit. A novelist at age 17, teaching film at Columbia. The university, not the studio. Much more prestige. But if I had to guess, I'd say her favourite decade was the 80s. Sure, she only had the one film to direct, but man! She was writing like crazy. And probably enjoying a lot of fine wine and cheese. Ah, to be in your 30s. The world leaves you a little more alone, you learn to calm down and appreciate the finer things in life. Now it's the 2000s and she's close to retirement, but it's still just work work work. Keep shocking us, girlfriend! Someone's gotta do it.

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