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I was about ten when I discovered Alexandre Dumas. I still discover him. The Musketeers brought back long hair into favour : one cannot imagine d'Artagnan having a crewcut. The Musketeers weren't just a matter of hair ; they were first and foremost a matter of honour. Without daring saying it, I would stroll around telling myself : « I am a man of honour ». I would walk the neighbourhood's pavement trying to find orphans to rescue, travellers in peril, attacked by bandits that I would scatter with my sword. I would repeat to myself Gautier d'Aulnay's words, in La Tour de Nesle, Dumas's melodrama. Braving a bunch of brigands, he would cry out : « Ten churls against one gentleman, there are five too many! ». That was outside : heroism and noble gestures. Inside, not so far from the surface, I would remain a perfect chicken.
Ma vie et mes films
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