Saturday, July 24, 2004

The Philosophy of Anouk Aimée

['A Man and A Woman,' 1966.]

Described as "an ethereal, sensitive and fragile beauty with a tendency for tragic destinies or restrained suffering," Anouk Aimée has long been one of my favorite screen actors, ever since I first saw her in Claude Lelouch's 'A Man and A Woman,' and fell hopelessly in love with her as the aloof wife in Fellini's '8 1/2.' She's also one of my favorite philosophers:

"The more the years go by, the less I know. But if you give explanations and understand everything, then nothing can happen. What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen."

-- Anouk Aimée

[Jacques Demy's 'Lola,' 1960.]

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