Catherine Deneuve cares less about makenice the longer she's around (and I do wish her a long, happy, healthy, sexy, regal life, understand). Here's an excerpt from Close Up And Personal about the production of Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark:
Read-through with Bj–rk, who arrives wrapped up warm, in striped tights and clogs, a bit wild and shy, but fairly relaxed. Lars seems more or less happy. Nothing on the costumes, and me sick with flu. No reason to stay, so I leave, a little anxious, unsure of the solidity of all this. Have I already signed?Clash of The Titans [guardian]
Return to Copenhagen to rehearse the musical scene in the factory. Things are pretty disordered. It'll take me a while to realise this is Lars's way of doing things. The project is unwieldy; preparations are running late, and he has this enormous need to discover and retain "freshness" for the shoot.
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