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Je veux dire- J'ai eu le même truc dans un autre film que je faisais avec Jacques Baratier. On tournait- C'était pas "Goha" ? "La poupée". "La poupée" oui. "La poupée". Et un jour- Alors il avait loué la salle des fêtes à Saint-Denis ou dans ce coin-là, je me souviens plus exactement. C'était un grand décor dans lequel on construisait éventuellement des brimborions de décor, en carton, fallait pas toucher parce que comme il avait pas de ronds, tout était brinqueballant, fallait même pas passer trop vite à côté pour pas faire branler le système. Bon et- On était en train de tourner là-dedans, et puis un matin on devait tourner la chambre de la fille du dictateur- Et puis j'arrive, j'arrive toujours en avance, contrairement à la dernière fois où on avait rendez-vous où je suis arrivé une heure en retard- Bon. Et j'arrive, il n'y avait rien, il y avait juste des meubles de posés. Et alors je dis-Vous ne mettez pas de murs ? Il dit- Mais tu as pas vu sur le scénario ? Je dis-Quoi, qu'est-ce qu'il y a sur le scénario. Je regarde sur le scénario, c'était marqué : la chambre de- Je me souviens plus le nom de la fille- est un cube de lumière. Il avait prévu juste le plumard il n'y avait plus juste qu'à faire le cube de lumière. Alors ça a été l'objet d'une longue discussion pour lui expliquer que j'étais pas en mesure de faire un cube de lumière.
The same thing happened on another film I was making with Jacques Baratier. We were filming- Wasn't it "Goha"? "The Doll". "The Doll', yes. "The Doll". And one day- So he had rented a community hall in Saint-Denis or somewhere around there, I don't remember exactly where. It was a big set where we we would sometimes build trinkets of the set, in cardboard. But you couldn't touch it, because since there wasn't any money, everything was wobbly, you couldn't even walk past too quickly in case the whole thing started shaking. So and- We were filming in there, and one morning, we were supposed to film the dictator's daughter's bedroom. So I get there, and since I always arrive early, as opposed to the last time we met when I arrived an hour late. So I get there, and there was nothing, the furniture was the only thing that had been set up. So I ask- Aren't you going to put any walls? He says- But didn't you read the script? I say- Why? What's in the script? I look at the script and it was written: The bedroom of; I don't remember the girl's name; is a light cube. He had only planned a bed and all that was left to do was the light cube. So it was the subject of a long discussion to explain to him I that I couldn't do a light cube.

French cinematographer, Raoul Coutard (1924-2016) was twice nominated for the César Award for best cinematography which he won in 1978 for 'Le Crabe-tambour'. He made over 75 films and documentaries, including 'À Bout de Souffle', Le Mépris' and 'Band à Part'. He was the most acclaimed French cinematographer of his generation and one of the key figures of the New Wave.

Listeners: Bernard Cohn

Bernard Cohn est un réalisateur et écrivain français, ayant réalisé cinq film ainsi que de nombreux reportages et séries télévisées. En tant qu'assistant réalisateur, il a travaillé avec plusieurs grands cinéastes, notamment Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Otto Preminger et Woody Allen. Il fut membre fondateur du ciné-club Ciné-Qua-Non et a participé à la rédaction et traduction en anglais, de plusieurs ouvrages sur le cinéma.

Benard Cohn is a French filmmaker and writer, who has directed five films as well as numerous documentaries and television series. As an assistant director, he worked with many important filmmakers, including Luis Buñuel, François Jacob, Otto Preminger and Woody Allen. He was a founding member of the Ciné-Qua-Non cinema club and has acted as editor and translator for various publications on the world of cinema.

Duration: 1 minute, 35 seconds

Date story recorded: October 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008