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We say we do this and that. It's all hot air. Usually we do nothing, and if we happen to do something we're horrified, because it's never what we expected.

Détective. Jean-Luc Godard, 1985

Emma Emma. Autumn de Wilde, 2020

The Long Gray Line The Long Gray Line. John Ford, 1955

And you can't turn your actors into statues. Impossible. Even if we have precisely defined positions, which they discover for themselves, you have to leave a margin of movement otherwise we would be there, screwing them to the ground, moving their feet and driving nails into them...

Jean-Marie Straub in Pedro Costa's Where does your hidden smile lie?.

Detective Détective. Jean-Luc Godard, 1985