Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Man and a Woman

What I watched last night...

Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant
Directed by Claude Lelouch

Totally, desperately, painfully romantic!
Jean-Louis Trintigant is introspective and intensely sexy.
Anouk Aimee is quietly dramatic and unequivocally French.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bay of Angels

Entranced! Romantic! Utterly French!

I think I may only want to watch French films from now on...
To prepare for the Every Little Counts roadtrip to Casino Morongo (more to come on that), Adam and I watched "Bay of Angels" by Jacques Demy.

"Love is a gamble in this 1963 film directed by Jacques Demy. While vacationing in Nice, problem gambler Jackie Demaistre (Jeanne Moreau, beautifully decked out in designer Pierre Cardin's creations) meets Jean Fournier (Claude Mann), a banker who's just as enamored of casinos as she is. Before too long, their attraction to the vice draws them together; but just as quickly, it threatens to tear them apart"

Jeanne Moreau looks flawless as Jackie- sauntering about in heels and an elegant tight white suit, cigarette hanging out of her mouth, perfect dramatic black eyeliner, and complete with a bleach blonde, almost white bouffant. She is cool, offbeat, sensuous and austere, and I am addicted to watching her.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls!
How have I gone this long without seeing this movie?
Big hair. Eyeliner. Drama. LA in the 60's. And a new obsession with Sharon Tate:

Friday, July 4, 2008


"Franz thinks of everything and nothing. He wonders if the world is becoming a dream or if the dream is becoming the world"
-from "Band of Outsiders"

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Creature Comforts

I just spent two hours looking at links from the Creature Comforts A-Z guide to design and style blogs, and I only got through the first page...so easy to get carried away for hours and hours.



"A first love is so strong"
Charm. Grace. Beauty.
Anouk Aimee!

"No film of the era is more blissful than Jacques Demy's Lola, a bittersweet ode to first loves and missed opportunities. "
-Robert Horton
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