Dictionary definition of miscellany - medley, miscellaneous writings etc. collected together.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
I've seen some excellent French films this year. This week it was Pascal Bonitzer's "Looking for Hortense", described as a 'comedie de moeurs.' Jean-Pierre Bacri, the male lead, was wonderful as mournful, somewhat world-weary Damien. Kristen Scott Thomas once again played a neurotic woman - she is in so many films at the moment that she must be working round the clock! Paris was the backdrop, beautifully observed. I liked everything about this film and we talked about it afterwards on our way to a restaurant to eat. I enjoy conversations after a good film or book or play when we discuss what we thought of it and sometimes find that we have arrived at the same opinion and other times have a completely different take on things. This time we both agreed that it was well cast and well structured, with some excellent cameo performances and a thought-provoking storyline.
At the restaurant I went to the ladies, shut the door and found an extremely gorgeous Sean Connery looking down at me!
Well, he may have been admiring the new/old water closet system. (When I was an art student I used to buy lavatory chain like this to use as a necklace for the pieces of jewellery that I made from coloured enamels fused onto copper!)