Mathieu Amalric: As soon as you film someone it accelerates the deterioration of love. It’s really very unsettling. What do we do?
Dr. Jill Stein: You need a lot of TV advertising.
Amalric: It becomes absolutely vacuous. But you only realize that after the fact.
Stein: It’s like feeding your child some lead and some pesticides and poisons and then thinking you can give them blueberries and it’s going to make it okay.
Amalric: Naturally. But I do all that by myself, in my head, and then I simply make someone an offer.
Stein: You couldn’t do it without big corporate money and hundreds of millions of dollars. [Laughs] It’s a convenient propaganda line, but it doesn’t hold up.
Amalric: You have to be able to do it slow, fast, in English, in French.
Stein: But if you’re just plain old poor and working poor, you don’t get it.
Amalric: Well, there you have it. That’s when things get interesting.
Stein: And that’s when we finalize the national nominee.
Amalric: I got a typewritten letter saying no.