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Franz: Sometimes, if you don't hide stuff, nobody notices. I read that in an American book.


Madame Victoria: I hope you go to class and not to the movies.
Odile: I hate movies.


Le narrateur: Arthur said they'd wait for night to do the job, out of respect for second-rate thrillers. How do we kill all that time? asked Odile. Franz had read about an American who'd done the Louvre in nine minutes 45 seconds. They'd do better.
(Running through the Louvre)
Le narrateur: Arthur, Franz and Odile beat Jimmy Johnson by two seconds.


Franz: (Reading the newspaper to Arthur) She treated me like a butler, said the lumberjack, husband of the vanished countess. The police think it's murder, but Roger says 'It's an elopement.' Futile search in bedroom slippers.


Arthur: In ten minutes, downstairs, in the car.
Odile: How do you know I'm coming?
Arthur: Now, in nine minutes 56 seconds.


English Teacher: Today no need to know how to ask for directions or a room with a bath; today we must know how to spell 'Thomas Hardy'.


Le narrateur: What's that big building? asked Odile. The Louvre. The whitewash is great, she said. That guy deserves a medal.


Le narrateur: We now might open a parenthesis on Odile's, Franz's and Arthur's feelings... but it's all pretty clear. So we close our parenthesis and let the images speak.


Le narrateur: My story ends here like a dime novel. At a superb moment, when everything is going right. Our next episode, this time in Cinemascope and Technicolor: Odile and Franz in the tropics.


Odile: All that is new is, by that fact, automatically traditional.


Odile: No, he doesn't come to English class anymore. He says England is done for. He's learning Chinese.


Franz: I'm loopy the lup, the good wolf.


Arthur: The situation couldn't be clearer. But what's not clear is the part I'll be playing.


Le narrateur: Franz thinks of everything and nothing. He wonders if the world is becoming a dream or if the dream is becoming the world.


Le narrateur: A few clues for latecomers: Several weeks ago... A pile of money... An English class... A house by the river... A romantic young girl...


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