I won't even pretend the picture of the business card holder/mini wallet isn't shameless promotion, but I have to tell you that I'm amazed by the paper. I'm in mad crush with these blue poppies!
I do have a two other items of interest (I hope!). One is a film and the other a movie. I always say movie, but I felt describing the first one as a film was more appropriate. My Night At Maud's (Ma Nuit chez Maud).
It was released thirty years ago and is in French, but you can find it with English subtitles. I found mine a few weeks ago at the library. It's about a single Catholic man and his attraction to a beautiful twenty-two year old blond Catholic woman who he determines should be his wife (upon first sight) and his sharing of this new attraction during a chaste night spent with an older divorced brunette woman whose free-thinking intrigues him.
The first forty-five minutes of solid dialog may test you if you like action, but if you like the idea of being in on a debate between a Catholic, a Marxist and a free-thinking open-minded woman...you'll be hooked. It's later that the story speeds up a bit and the plot moves along. The ending isn't a surprise, yet it is because we understand the characters far better than we did at the start, so even though the ending isn't shocking...it's poignant.
What saves My Night At Maud's from being over the top cerebral is that little by little, subtle plot twists emerge and you find yourself hoping (I hope) for Maud. And of course, anything set against the black and white background of small town France is a win with me.
I also fell in love with the now retro fashion and look of Francoise Fabian. She's stunning even in her simple ponytail...you must see the film to appreciate her lovely open smile.
After a little research I found this from another work. Ooh-la-la! She's a knockout, but in My Night At Maud's, it's her lack of glamor and her radiant face that captured me. You'd be hard pressed to find a picture of her where she isn't smoking.
Maud is a smart character, a sharp woman and certainly a realist, but she doesn't lack vulnerability and it's her strength not her weakness. It must be watched and listened to. No quick bathroom breaks while it's on.
Now for the movie.
Step Brothers. When Mark showed me the trailer, I almost fell over. The premise is GREAT and I hope it lives up! Two full-grown men still living at home are forced to become stepbrothers when their parents marry! AGAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA! If it's done well, it will be hilarious...in my humble and immature opinion.