• „He died with shit in his pants.“ That is exactly how Sam Peckinpah directed The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah was so afflicted with hemorrhoids that the film’s first assistant director, in Stratton’s words, “could smell Peckinpah before he saw him, the stench of Preparation H, shit, and blood assailing all noses in his vicinity.” The director further demonstrated his unconcern with honor, dignity, and valor by habitually wearing white jeans on set.
“Still, he didn’t allow [it] to slow him down,” adds Stratton, whose portrait of the director does not shy away from showing Peckinpah as a blackout drunk, a bad loser with a violent temper, and a man who got into bar fights he knew he couldn’t win, then depended on the street-fighting talents of stuntmen to extricate him before he got pulped.
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• In Search of Marcel Proust:
Given that a normal French sentence is 15 words long, let’s see how Proust writes:
– 75% of words in the book belong in sentences with over 29 words.
– 25% of the words are contained in 7% of the sentences.
– The longest sentence in the book is 844 words long
As we can see on the punctuation chart on the right, Proust’s writing relies heavily on commas with more than 2.5 commas per sentence. We can also see that he puts a semicolon almost every ten sentence in order to avoid breaking long structures. Today, French people do not even use semicolons. Finally we can see that Proust does not really use punctuation like ! or ? to give rythme to its sentences. They mainly appear in dialogues.
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