“But this romantic vision of Paris differs from reality. It rains, there’s traffic jams and there is dog poop in the streets that you can slip on. The idea was, through the film, to transform the reality of the Paris of dreams and the Paris that I remember when I arrived from the provinces. The problem is when you live around beautiful things you have the tendency not to see them anymore.”
—Jean Pierre Jeunet on filming Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.
“Amelie has no boyfriend. She's tried once or twice, but the results were a letdown. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin's canal.”
—Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain