I wish people would take his films seriously
Lost in Cheeseland
The true adventures of a woman from Philadelphia who marries a Frenchman, travels, writes and longs for cupcakes but has long since discovered that frommage has nothing to do with her hometown’s cheese steak.
81/2 is the only film I’ve ever seen that reveals the pain of becoming an adult. The White Shiek, La Strada, Nights of Cabiria are just plain masterpieces
JOSEF VON STERNBERG
The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman, Shanghai Express – von Sternberg’s movies were about treachery and shadows
SENSES OF CINEMA – Jean Renoir
Here’s a piece written by my friend, mentor and college professor James Leahy about probably the greatest director of them all. Once you’re there check out the magazine itself an incredible on-line resource of critical articles, their “Great Directors”
Her 11th book on baking is coming out this Fall, she learned French baking next Pierre Hermes… and without her — well anyway she is THE authority
La Derniere Goutte
if you don’t know Juan, Patty or the shop you’re missing one of the pleasures of this city
I first met Phyllis Flick ten years ago when she’d moved to Paris on a whim. Apparently she spent the last decade finding … well her latest posts are about where to find the best ice creams and a tour of Kurdish cuisine
Carol Gilot’s blog is lively and fun but her drawings and watercolors of food, chefs and even a cup of coffee … WOW!!!!
I know Ralph but that’s not why I’m posting his site – he’s an incredible photographer now filmmaker
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
Probably the Greatest Western, John Wayne’s performance (no matter what I thought of his politics) defines the art of film acting.
THE PROVENCE POST
There is no place else on Earth quite like Provence – okay so you knew that already. But this may be one of the best places to find out why.