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Paris with Marcel Marceau

Paris with Marcel Marceau

I met Marcel through a wonderful friend and indeed set out to make an unusual film–a fairy tale that would become disturbingly macabre.

I took a trip over to Paris with my family to meet with Marcel and we had the time of our lives.

If you think Paris is seductive, you should have seen Paris with Marcel Marceau.  Magic.  Pure and simple.  Magic.

We dined at his favorite restaurants.  And walked the streets of the Isle Saint Louis.  I would tell stories and then he would act out the parts.  He was captivating.  I was engrossed.

I had never met anyone as perceptive as Marcel.  And I don’t thin I have met anybody as artistic.  I saw Paris through an artist’s eye.  Marcel’s eyes.  Deep, consuming eyes.

Movies were getting more and more difficult to make and I wasn’t feeling very well back then.  I put everything I had into that film.  Everything.  And more.

It’s a strange little film.  But I can’t say I didn’t enjoy directing it.  It had huge potential.  But I was cast as a “B” film maker and this was truly an “A” film.  Or it should have been.  The studio didn’t see it that way.  I was choked with unrealistic budgets and trying to adjust to the “NEW HOLLYWOOD.”

I was old school.  I was not relevant.  I was very, very sad.  I had stories to tell and nobody wanted to listen.

And now I have found you.  I am on my way to Paris.  I must drop in at Pere Lachaise cemetery to visit Marcel.  I hope I can find him in his lovely city of bones and of light.

WC

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