After a late night viewing of the wonderfully laconic 1954 French gangster movie "Touchez pas au Grisbi" at my friend's organic burrito joint in Key West a couple weeks back, another guest sent me a link to a Google Image search results page. It was for 'Grisbi' co-star Jeanne Moureau, in '54 a fiery ingenue in a small part, but the search turned up a page full of shots of Moureau with Miles Davis like this one on the left). He IMed me the link the the image page, and I asked if he had discovered "Elevator to the Gallows", another French crime movie that, four years later in 1958, was even more world-weary and naturalistic, and a significant transition point towards the morally open-ended sensibility of the French New Wave that would come to full bloom a few years later. Nick didn't register the film, had only seen these images of Moureau and Davis and thought they were cool-they certainly are, two artists, both the epitomes of their respective cools. But I imagine they met through "Elevator", as Davis did the moody, gorgeous soundtrack and Moureau, then 30, was the female lead who wanders around Paris all weekend looking for her lover-a lover who is at this moment caught, mid-heist, in a broken elevator in a building that will be empty until Monday morning when his crime will be discovered.