27 November 2009

shoot the pianist!

Tonight on the news: an interview with Charles Aznavour on Antenne 2. Always had soft spot for him since seeing Truffaut's Shoot the Pianist (Tirez sur le pianiste). One of Truffaut's really great films for which I think he even wrote the piano melody as he did for The Four Hundred Blows (Les Quatre Cent Coups).

What enamored me to Azanavour last night was his energy and optimism. Forget that he is 85 and looks 70. I found myself doing the math, wondering quietly to myself what I could get done in the next 30 years.... could I arrive at his age with  any of his energy and love for life? 

Bravo Charles Asnavour!

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