Category - Film

Cannes.. Film Festival 2015...

Cannes... Film...

Festival...

Is... "pour moi"...

The most... fabulous....

Film festival... in the world....

It is... glamorous...

"Mais... intime"...

None of... the "Mega"...

That is... Hollywood...

Twelve Shades.. of Shame...

"Twelve... Years...

A... Slave"...

Rather...

Twelve.... shades...

Of... shame...

How...

Did human psyche... dip into the depths of its.... pathological disintegration...

Why...

Was such demeanment... humiliation... and chilling cruelty... inflicted upon fellow humans...

The much praised 2013 period drama... an adaptation of the 1853 memoir by Soloman Northup... "Twelve Years a Slave"... was imposed upon us on the small screen... "la télé"...

The Yearnings... of a Woman...

When... young...

Rummaging through much loved books... in an old musty library... I touched on a novel which fascinated me...

It was... "The Sheik"...

Not only did I read the book voraciously... I also watched the film starring... the incomparable "Rudolph Valentino" and Agnes Ayres...

Both left an indelible impression on me...

The novel is about a young British aristocrat... a Lady Diana Mayo... who is kidnapped by a dashing Sheik...

70th Annual... Venice Film Festival...

Venice... Venezia...

The city... of unimaginable beauty...

Floating... on canals...

Bridges... gondolas of love...

Venice... a city...

I adore... beyond belief...

A city... enchanted...

A city... of love...

La Bicyclette Bleue... Léa's Courage...

"La... Bicyclette Bleue"...

A... historic novel...

By... Régine Deforges...

Made... into...

A trilogy... for the small screen...

We... watched...

Entranced...

At the unfolding of the horrific action taking place... during the German occupation of France in World War II...

"Coco & Igor"... A Passionate Affair...

For... a brief...

Interlude...

Coco Chanel... and...

Igor Stravinsky...

Had an... affair...

It was... 1920...

A dangerous... liaison...

Stravinsky... was a married man...

Audrey Hepburn... Rome... "Her Dolce Vita"...

Audrey... Hepburn's...

Amazing... eyes...

Were... gazing at me...

With...

That... look...

From the cover... of one of my favourite magazines...

Vanity... Fair...

Alain Delon... Shaken and Stirred...

Alain... Delon...

"Un Père... en Colère"...

"An... angry father"...

In a remarkable open letter... published on the 13th of March in the Swiss newspaper "La Tribune de Genève"... his son Alain-Fabien described his father as "violent, egoistic and absent"...

"Merde"...

How... could...

Why... would...

A... son...

Loved, pampered and

Césars... French Film Awards...

Césars...

The... national...

Film... awards...

Of... France...

The nominations being selected by the committee of the... "Académie des arts et technique du Cinéma"... held at the "Théâtre du Châtelet" in Paris...

Marie Curie... Scientific Icon...

"Dans... les pas de...

Marie... Curie"...

Following...

In the... footsteps of...

Marie... Curie...

During an hour and a half watching... a film-documentary on her life journey...

I was enthralled... and in complete awe of this...

Amazing... woman...

Fascinated...

The name is Connery... Sean Connery...

"The name... is...

Bond... James Bond"...

I... mean...

Connery - Sean Connery.

Leafing through Vanity Fair magazine... I came across my favourite photograph of a man I have always adored...

The drop-dead... gorgeous...

Sean Connery...

Alexandre Dumas'.. "Camille"...

The... snow-white...

Blossom...

With its delicate petals... embedded within its evergreen glossy leaves...

Was staring at me... languidly... limpidly...

I was... awestruck...

It was... back...

My... very own...

"Fleur... de camélia"...

Brad Pitt... at the... Cannes Film Festival...

Oh... BRAD....

How... could you...

Why... should you...

Have to... indulge... in wearing your...

Locks... s..o..o... s..o..o..o... long.

Watching... the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival...

Midnight in Paris... Woody Allen's... Bit of Whimsey...

Woody Allen's...

"Midnight... in Paris"...

Was...

A... disappointment...

It promised a lot... but did not deliver...

Brigitte Fontaine... She is an Amazement...

Brigitte Fontaine...

A riveting figure...

Was wearing...

A white kaftan-like robe...

With a black head-dress... worn in the Arabian fashion...

George Clooney... "Darling... How About It...?"

George Clooney...

Mister... President...?

How... about it...

George...?

The Oscars... A French Triumph...

The Oscars...

Much... has been...

"Les César... J'adore... le Cinéma Français...

"Les César"...

The black and white silent film...

"The Artist"...

Sophia Loren... The Napolitana Goddess...

Sophia Loren...

Italian... actress...

A living... goddess...

Still... dazzling...

"Back to the... Bond Age"...

Bond... James Bond...

For me...

There is only... one... Bond...

Connery... Sean Connery...

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