Band of Outsiders (1964)
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: What's that big building? asked Odile. The Louvre. The whitewash is great, she said. That guy deserves a medal.
Arthur: The situation couldn't be clearer. But what's not clear is the part I'll be playing.
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...
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: 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.
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.
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'.
Franz: A minute of silence can last a long time... a whole eternity.
Odile: No, he doesn't come to English class anymore. He says England is done for. He's learning Chinese.
Arthur: In ten minutes, downstairs, in the car.
Odile: How do you know I'm coming?
Arthur: Now, in nine minutes 56 seconds.
Franz: Sometimes, if you don't hide stuff, nobody notices. I read that in an American book.