Francis Ford Coppola, Cannes Film Festival, 1979

My film is not a movie. My film is not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam. It’s what it was really like. It was crazy. And the way we made it was very much like the way the Americans were in Vietnam.

We were in the jungle. There were too many of us. We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, we went insane.


Cannes 1968


Godard loses his glasses and Truffaut takes a spill during the chaos of the abortive screening of Peppermint Frappé at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival. Peppermint Frappé director Carlos Saura and star Geraldine Chaplin were among those trying to prevent the screening as part of the ongoing efforts to shut down the festival.

(Godard is clearly the Velma of the Nouvelle Vague.)