“Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.”
Honoré de Balzac
Still of Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959). Antoine Doinel, like Truffaut, a great reader, is enamored of Balzac. He places a Picture of Balzac in a makeshift shrine in his apartment and lights a candle to him.