This is the only existing television interview of Jacques Tourneur, shot in his French country house in Bergerac in May of 1977. Very interresting stories about the Hollywood system and cinema industry hierarchy and codes.
Director: Jacques Manlay.
This was interesting. He has a discrete sense of humor that doesn’t really come across in the subtitles. Some weird translations mistakes, too – he’ll say “an hour” and it becomes 30 minutes, ten gets translated as two… Maybe it’s the accent. He’s recognizably French, but you can hear that he spent a lot of his life in America in his speech.
Translation mistakes are common with this kind of rare material as the subtitles don’t come from an official DVD so they are fan made and usually the people who make them are not fully billingual, I did check them and I thought they were OK but of course I don’t know French so can only spot mistakes maybe if there’s a word that doesn’t fit or sounds strange, if you want to improve them here’s a link for the subtitles: https://www46.zippyshare.com/v/TK5ZlYuQ/file.html
You can edit them with software such as SubtitleEdit (https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit/releases/download/3.6.4/SubtitleEdit-3.6.4-Setup.zip).
I liked this interview a lot. Thanks!
Thank you for this little gem – such a humble interview for such a talent of cinema!!