“Jeunet decided to reference his earlier film Amelie in the shot when Bazil first lowers his microphone into a chimney. The planned scene would show Amelie and Nino in a small apartment with several crying children. Amelie star Audrey Tautou was shooting Coco Before Chanel, and was unavailable to shoot the scene.”
“But renowned Australian author David Malouf believes the semicolon still has a future in nuanced imaginative prose.
“If you want longer sentences and still allow readers to find their way through, then the semicolon is very good,” he says.
“I tend to write longer sentences and use the semicolon so as not to have to break the longer sentences into shorter ones that would suggest things are not connected that I want people to see as connected.
“Short sentences make for fast reading; often you want slow reading.”