Tuesday, July 16, 2013

guerre, c'est l'enfer

"This is a wonderful example of bringing together two different levels of association, with a tiny bit of disparagement against the French, which is always enjoyable," says Mankoff with a wink. "Normally it'd be a Swiss army knife but here it's French so it's all corkscrews. It's saying they like wine, which isn't too bad. It's not saying they're not inveterate alcoholics. For the viewer, there's the little cognitive thrill of putting things together." Michael Crawford, September 10, 2001.


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