Long take in the middle of the film of back of JL's head as he slowdances with Janet Leigh. 1. Very bold and sits apart from screwbally momentum of material either side. 2. Appears as a satire of a type of ear-whispering love sequence. 3. Justifies JL's madcap scheme as you genuinely believe he loves his wife and is doing everything possible to get her to come to Paris with him.
No central character.
No defined purpose for side characters.
No three acts.
No internal references.
No political polemical voice.
One of the best films ever made.