vendredi 23 janvier 2015

Magic in the Moonllight

Just a couple of months ago, I went into a theatre where they showed Woody Allen's latest opus which I immensely enjoyed.

It was pure pleasure from first to last sequence. Funny of course; witty, intelligent, full of surprises. I didn't know any of the main actors but was heavily relieved when Colin Firth stopped through a tirade that had become so stupid it had turned insufferable to watch and listen to. Thank God it was also the turning point of the plot (much clever one really).

lundi 5 janvier 2015

Mixed Nuts

For the umpteenth time tonight there has been a rerun of the French movie Le Père Noël est une ordure on French TV. The flick is drawn from an extremely successful 1979 play. The movie has attained a cult status in France. It's just silly and totally unpretentious but quite effective.

Just, I had no idea an American remake had been directed in 1994 by no less than Nora Ephron with Steve Martin and Madeleine Kahn. I'm sorry to say I had never heard of that actress before. John Steward also is part of the cast.

Apparently the movie didn't make it in the U.S although the viewers' comments aren't all that negative.

The scene in the elevator exists in the original version and features a very well-known French actress, Josiane Balasko who, for the sake of it, is married to the American actor George Aguilar.