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French-Italian collaboration


Alfredo Arias
Raoul Coutard Film-maker
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Et brusquement, je veux dire je ne sais pas pourquoi, d'un seul coup en tournant le film il s'est rendu compte que c'était un odieux personnage. Alors il n'arrêtait pas de faire chier Alfredo pour lui dire, 'Non, je devrais pas lui taper dessus à coups de fouet, ça fait moche'. Alors il devenait un mec qui était pas trop, enfin qui était brutal mais qui n'était pas une salope finie. Finalement, je veux dire il a fait partie de ceux qui ont fait que le film s'est mal passé.

And suddenly... I mean, I don't know why, while making the film he realised that it was an odious character. So he kept annoying Alfredo saying, 'No, I shouldn't be hitting her with a whip, it doesn't look good'. So he was becoming a guy who wasn't very... well, who was violent but who wasn't a bastard. In the end... I mean, he was one of the reasons the film didn't go very well.

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

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.

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.

Tags: Fuego, Alfredo Arias

Duration: 26 seconds

Date story recorded: October 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008