Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

A glamorous weekend at the movies

Both PLEIN SOLEIL and BONJOUR TRISTESSE have been re-released and are back in selected specialist cinemas - seek them out if you are in London - and want to weekend in Italy or the South of France; alternatively, put the dvds on! (PLEIN SOLEIL - see THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY book, post below - is of course a perennial favourite of mine: it opened my eyes to art and beauty and Europe when I was 14 - will be out too on a restored Blu-Ray - different from the Criterion American one. I will have that next week ...).
Otto's BONJOUR TRISTESSE, from the Sagan best-seller, is also of course a marvellous treat and will look terrific on the big screen. Jean Seberg and Deborah Kerr are at their best here, and the movie still dazzles. See Bonjour Tristesse & Plein Soleil, Mr Ripley labels. One cinema in London, The Rio, is showing both of them, plus CLEOPATRA ! ...

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