Louis Malle

Literary Birthday – 30 October – Louis Malle

Louis Malle was born 30 October 1932 and died 23 November 1995.


  1. If you have someone on the set for the hair, why would you not have someone for the words?
  2. The longer I live, the less I trust ideas, the more I trust emotions.
  3. You see the world much better through a camera.
  4. You must find the note, the correct key, for your story. If you find it, everything will work. If you do not, everything will stick out like elbows.
  5. Memory is not frozen, it’s very much alive, it moves, it changes.
  6. I think predictability has become the rule and I’m completely the opposite — I like spectators to be disturbed.

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His eclectic films were noted for their emotional realism and stylistic simplicity. His play, Au Revoir Les Enfants, is a film about the friendship between a young Catholic boy and his Jewish friend, who is sent off to the Nazi death camps.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 29th October 2020