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The Films of Maurice Pialat, Ranked

by Eliecer Gaspar
The Films of Maurice Pialat, Ranked by Eliecer Gaspar
“Nobody leaves a Pialat shot the same as when they entered it. The harm is done. " – Jean Narboni Pialat’s cameo in Jean Eustache’s Mes petites amoureuses (1974): - Can’t you stand up? Daniel: There’s no work to do. - That’s no reason! - Get up! How does that look to costumers? Daniel: He’s a friend, not a costumer. - It makes no difference. Get up! Pialat: Kids sure are fresh nowadays. No respect for anything. Pialat: I make mine go to school but he goofs off. - He has time. He’s young. Pialat: Time! My father had me in the fields at his age. Pialat: You been to school? Daniel: Yes. Pialat: And you don’t work better than anyone… Read more

“Nobody leaves a Pialat shot the same as when they entered it. The harm is done. " – Jean Narboni

Pialat’s cameo in Jean Eustache’s Mes petites amoureuses (1974):

- Can’t you stand up?

Daniel: There’s no work to do.

- That’s no reason!

- Get up! How does that look to costumers?

Daniel: He’s a friend, not a costumer.

- It makes no difference. Get up!

Pialat: Kids sure are fresh nowadays. No respect for anything.

Pialat: I make mine go to school but he goofs off.

- He has time. He’s young.

Pialat: Time! My father had me in the fields at his age.

Pialat: You been to school?

Daniel: Yes.

Pialat: And you don’t work better than anyone else.

Pialat: A waste of your parent’s money.

Daniel: I know. I should’ve continued.

Pialat: Continued what?

Daniel: School. I should have gone on.

Pialat: If you’d been good enough, you would have.

Daniel: No, I don’t think that’s the reason.

Pialat: You act smart, but you’ll end up like this… a poor sap.

Pialat: Remember anything you learned?

Daniel: Lots of things.

Pialat: The alphabet for instance?

Daniel: Of course.

Pialat: Say it. Just to see.

Daniel: You want me to recite the alphabet?

Pialat: Since you know it.

Daniel: A…B…C…D…E…F…G (he mispronounces the letters)

- Is that how you learned it?

Daniel: Yes. Why? How did you learn it?

- A…B…C…D…E…F…G… That’s the alphabet!

Pialat: Haha. Absolutely!

Daniel: (Stumbles to say something but is overcome by embarrassment)

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