Rumors about my death spread widely exaggerated at the beginning of this 2018 new year! I surely do not want to be some sort of an eternal Commander statue.
Similarly, DCA can also be written as D.C.A where the small dots, inspired by a figure of the Go game described in La vie mode d'emploi by Georges Perec, could mean eternity.
If movie unfortunately decides to die, France shall be the last country where it will breathe.
Eternal is Children of Paradise by Marcel Carné, Oscar nominated in 1947 for its screenplay, it has even been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage!
Eternal is the Psycho shower scene, shot in 1959, which belongs to the Seventh Art hystory. This masterpiece is a hell of a movie lesson in 78 setups, 52 cuts and only 45 seconds. Certainly a technical feat but especially an incredible staging precision where each cut corresponds to a stab, all in a set of 15 square meters. Let's specify that the blood flowing in the bathtub bung is melted chocolate!
Eternal is the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival on a Wednesday? Nope! The next edition opening would take place on a Tuesday and the Palme d'Or would be given on a Saturday instead of Sunday.
A pompuous ceremony could be organized, as in 1946, featuring a (peaceful) flower-decked float parade along with a torchlight procession and finally inevitable fireworks, before the party starts for the whole night. Let's suggest this to Thierry Frémaux for the 71st edition.
French mathematician Yves Meyer was awarded by the King of Norway, in May 2017, the Abel Prize, equivalent to the Nobel Prize for the Mathematics, thanks to his pivotal role in the development of the wavelets theory that transforms the signal analysis and processing including sounds and images. Most popular applications are commonly used digital formats like JPEG2000 and MP3.
He never fails, during his lectures, to convey the message that has guided him so far as an eternal viaticum: "Think freely and be curious or you will end up reinventing the wheel."
I hope you haven't balanced between caviar and lump eggs for the New Year's Eve meal, like Erich von Stroheim did in Foolish Wifes. The many extras of a meal scene were served authentic caviar on his own request and, when his producer strangled himself while receiving the caterer's note, the master of realism told him that a face does not look the same when eating caviar or lump eggs.
If not complete, go under the nave of the Grand Palais in Paris and enjoy Robert Carsen' Singin' in the Rain from the 1952 Hollywood classic. You will be galvanized, happy and ready to sing in the street under the rain. The song immortalized by Fred Astaire and Donald O'Connor then takes all its flavor.