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Reel begins - continuing interview with French businessman, Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton
Bernard Arnault and Interviewer sitting comfortably at a bar, getting set up for continuing interview as unknown female interviewer turns and speaks with cameraman.
Interviewer asks Arnault about how he learned about the American style of business since he did not attend the Harvard School of Business and went to school in France. Arnault talks about his many trips to the US, living here for a few years, and taking summer course in business, and working on various projects in the US.
Interviewer looking at her watch suggests a lunch break, and Arnault playing piano, tennis - making Arnault "human"
Interviewer states how there is nothing "luxurious" about Arnault's personal life especially since he is known as the "King of Chic" . Arnault states he has a simple but very "full" life.
Camera zooms in on interviewer as Arnault
Wide shot interviewer and Arnault sitting across from each other on bar stools.
Arnault states that while in the United States, he learned pragmatism and how to face reality as it is. Interviewer prompts Arnault to discuss how he is turning French business 'upside down' and is bringing something new. Close up on interviewer as Arnault talks about how they are doing things faster and in a more business oriented way. Today as a shareholder in the company, so what he is doing is in the interest of the shareholder.
Cutaway - interviewer and crew getting set up for shoot of next segment behind the Bar.
Arnault, interviewer, and unknown man behind the bar. opening and pouring champagne into glasses lined up on bar. Arnault talking about the champagne, they make a toast to "the best champagne in the world". Arnault says it's too warm!
Close up champagne being poured into glasses.
Interviewer pointing to bottles on shelves and asks Arnault what percentage of the companies he owns. Arnault pointing out the bottles states they are producing and own 100% of Hennessy, and pointing out other bottles including Guinness stating the percentages his company owns of them.
Bottles of Rozes Porto next to Jim Beam on shelf. Pan over to other bottles on shelf.
Wide shot, liquor bottles lined up on shelf in bar, many of the companies owned by Arnault's, Moet-Hennessy.
Z'in on fancy glass bottle of Cognac Hennessy. Pan over to other Hennessy bottles and including bottles of Beam's Black Label and Roze's Porto.
Close up on bottle of Rozes 1963 Vintage Port.
Close up on label of bottle - Brut Imperial 1969 Moet Champagne.
Other shots var bottles - Pierlant Imperial, Jim Beam Whiskey, Johnnie Walker Black and Red Label, VAT 69
Cut away, Bernard Arnault seated at piano with interviewer he plays proficiently.
Close up Bernard Arnault playing piano.
Close up Arnault's hands playing piano.
Performance ends, interviewer comments on the discipline Arnault has. He speaks of playing piano since he was five years old and likes it alot and agrees with interviewer that he releases most of his pressure and anxiety by playing. He plays to relax and likes to attend concerts by young artists, some come to his home.
Interviewer unseen asks if its difficult for him to be 'public' in general. Arnault states it's not a goal but a consequence.
Cutaway to Arnault walking down busy street in Paris toward camera. He stops and quickly shakes the hand of a passerby. Standing outside he talks with same interviewer. Take one and they walk toward camera and into Celine store.
Exterior entrance to Celine (Arnault's very famous high end handbag store)
Interior Celine's - Arnault walking around and posing for var shots inside the store.
End - Interview with Bernard Arnault
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