Category: Film

My life and the Oscars

On Saturday night Jobert invited me to a trèchic dinner party at the Swan Hotel in Lambertville. I was unable to attend, (muling duties!) but Jobert kindly dropped off my Oscar at the restaurant. On Sunday night, just as I had opened the Bollinger – I don’t drink in solitary, the Pomeranians are with me – Comcast went on the fritz. By the time I had the problem sorted the lead-up to the borefest was well underway.

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How we miss Joanie.

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Jackie and the the shattered psyche of a nation

Perhaps because I went to see Jackie on the eve of Donald Trump’s Inauguration, it assumed an especial significance.

The mystique of the Presidency has long fascinated me. There is something almost cultish about the way Americans refer to “My President’, rather than THE President.

Given the jaw-dropping ignorance of some Americans – well, least-ways those questioned by Jay Leno or Alan Watters on TV.

– I can’t help being less than sanguine about Jackie as box-office gold.

In Watter’s World, Jesse Watters goes around with a camera and mike and asks people questions like ‘Who fought the Civil War?’ “What is the capital of New York?” Their responses elicit gales of laughter.

Certainly its a dot on the cards that I would not be able to find a millennial who knows who ‘Jackie’ was.

The second…

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