A Boy and a Woman
in Model Shop

George visits a friend who works as a parking lot attendant to try to borrow some cash. The best he can do is stall paying back a previous loan. He spots one of the customers. Eyes hidden behind movie star sunglasses, her sophisticated style marks her as being from somewhere else. He’s fascinated and lights her cigarette.

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When she gets in her car and drives off, he follows her.

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Ironically, the European woman drives a big, American sedan.

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As seen by Demy, everything takes place in the car, even this odd courtship/mating ritual.

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He follows her to a house in the hills. When she goes in, he waits for a moment, then gets out and takes in the view from above the city. The roar of a jet engine is heard taking off from LAX.

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As George later tells a friend: “I was really moved by the geometry of the place, its conception, its Baroque harmony. It’s a fabulous city. To think some people says it’s an ugly city when it’s really pure poetry just kills me.”

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