Paris - When It Sizzles

You call the canary Richelieu
because you wanted a cardinal?

That's very funny.
No, it isn't.
Just one of the hazards of being

a famous international wit,
which I am. Have to keep trying.

I can't tell you how delighted I am
by this assignment, Mr Benson.

And to have the opportunity to work
with a screenwriter of your stature.

I'm interested in cinema myself.
I'm sure I can learn a great deal.

Thank you.
Last month I worked for Roger Roussin
the New Wave director. You know him?

I'm more of an Old Wave man.
The picture's terribly interesting.
Very avant-garde.

About people who go to this party
and decide not to play Scrabble.

It was called The Scrabble Game
Will Not Take Place.

His next one's about a girl
who won't have a birthday party -

Blow Out No Candles.
Roger believes what's important
on screen is what doesn't happen.

Does your film have a title yet?
Of course.
The Girl Who Stole
the Eiffel Tower.

The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel
Tower. It sounds fascinating.

The title is symbolic?
She doesn't really steal
the Eiffel Tower. Does she?

What's the story about?
It's an action-suspense...
...romantic melodrama.
With lots of comedy, of course.

And deep down underneath
a substrata of social comment.

Oh. Well, if I could see
the pages you've written,

I could estimate
the size of the typing job.

The pages, my dear girl,
are right here.

An Alexander Meyerheim production.
The Girl Who Stole
the Eiffel Tower.

Original story and screenplay
by Richard Benson.

Here, with a page or two
of interestingly photographed

establishing shots,
possibly from a helicopter,

- a boy and a girl meet.
- But, Mr Benson...

Now, after some chitchat,
getting-to-know-you stuff,
which I do so brilliantly,

we feel an unconscious attraction
between the two.