Amélie Director: Musical 'Deeply Disgusts Me' Jean-Pierre Jeunet hates Broadway, approved project anyway By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 28, 2013 10:55 AM CDT 10 comments Comments Emilie Dequenne and Jean-Pierre Jeunet arrive for the screening of the movie "Me and Orson Welles" at the 35th American Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in Deauville, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) (Newser) – The news that Amélie is being made into a Broadway musical was met with quite a bit of enthusiasm on Twitter, but one noteworthy person is not happy about it, the Los Angeles Times reports. The idea "deeply disgusts me," Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed the 2001 French film, tells a French radio station. "I absolutely loathe musical comedies, and I hate Broadway. I see it as tackiness incarnate." So why in the world did he approve the project? For the money, he says, which he will donate to a children's charity. "I can tell you that I won't go to see it, I don't want to hear about it, I won't listen to what they're creating," Jeunet continues. "But if it brings in money, maybe I can save some lives."