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Waiting for the Snow--Not Godot!

Like Vladimir and Estragon waiting for Godot, Bonaparte and I will, unfortunately, be waiting for snow. And—as in the absence of the elusive Godot, I sure hope the snow won’t show! 451 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Marcel Pagnol, novelist, playwright & filmmaker (1895-1974)

Ben Hecht, screenwriter, director, producer, playwright & novelist (1894-1964)
Vincente Minnelli, director (1903-1986)
Zero Mostel, actor (1915-1977)
Tommy Tune, actor, dancer, singer, producer & choreographer (1939- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Le Paradis de Zola!

It’s funny how certain lines from certain films stay with you and the above description of the Provençal countryside, spoken by Jean Cadoret in the beautiful tragedy Jean de Florette, has always had a place in my heart. 297 more words


Le premier homme [book review]

I read this book by Albert Camus over my week in Oxford, having found it on my daughter’s bookshelf (as she had presumably read it in high school…). 358 more words


Obviously readers, you know me a little by now.  You’ve read along side me in the past few months.  So surely you know I can tend to be a little anxious.  

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Proust Would Be Proud!

It is  a dreary, wet and totally iced-over Sunday. Today is one of those “Yeah-I’m-taking-a-shower-then-putting-my-pj’s-back-on” kinda day. I got the roller-set working (btw, this roller set will be a part of tomorrow’s posting on female hair loss), and the face cream slathered all over my face.  702 more words


The Last Ten Films I've Seen

  1. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu)
  2. Dreams (Ingmar Bergman)
  3. Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock)
  4. The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson)
  5. The Godfather, Part 2 (Francis Ford Coppola)
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