Jeanne Moreau and Pierre Cardin By Douglas Kirkland @ Westwood
Jeanne Moreau in La mariée était en noir.
Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni in La Notte
Wardrobe test of Jeanne Moreau for ‘Ascenseur pour l’échafaud’, 1957.
When we were filming Elevator, we became personally involved. And one would say, “Well, you got involved emotionally because, well, it’s natural when you work on a film.” Well, no, it’s not always natural, because I made several films and all the directors with whom I worked didn’t become my lover. There was something very exceptional, and when I say there was I go further, I say there is still something. Whatever happens, even if Louis is not there anymore, he’s still alive, because he opened doors for me as though I came out of a jail. Through him I discovered the freedom of cinema and exactly what cinema could mean: a modern way of communicating with the world. — Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau and Miles Davis
Jeanne Moreau. Viva María, Louis Malle (1965).
My aim in life is not to judge.
Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958)