JOSEF VON STERNBERG
The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman, Shanghai Express – von Sternberg’s movies were about treachery and shadows
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.
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”
I wish people would take his films seriously
La Derniere Goutte
if you don’t know Juan, Patty or the shop you’re missing one of the pleasures of this city
Carol Gilot’s blog is lively and fun but her drawings and watercolors of food, chefs and even a cup of coffee … WOW!!!!
Paris by Mouth
New, big, ambitious and just about everybody I know is working on it
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
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
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.