A reader tells me that his wife has just received a beauty product graciously offered by Pierre Ricaud, with, written on the box, this solemn commitment: “We have measured its effectiveness on the improvement of the emotional state, a overall improvement in the state of relaxation after 14 nights. This is what we at Pierre Ricaud call augmented beauty. Admittedly, having invented augmented beauty is no small feat. Now, if you are wary of perlimpinpin powders and their fabulous promises, take my advice: watch, on the spot, the films of Jacques Rozier (who has just left us). No need to wait 14 nights to feel an improvement in emotional state and state of relaxation: the effect is immediate and guaranteed to last.
It’s completely crazy, it keeps branching off, zigzagging, taking side roads, bushy paths, it’s pure delight, we can say that Jacques Rozier’s films are touched by grace, we comes out in a state of total bliss. Except for the producers, driven mad by the constant improvisations, according to the mood and the inspiration of the moment, by Jacques Rozier, for whom the simple idea of a filming plan to be respected was an aberration. And who could have made these words of Rimbaud his own: “What do you want: I terribly persist in adoring free freedom.” There she is, true augmented beauty.