J'accuse ("I accuse") was an open letter published on January 13, 1898, in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.
The letter was addressed to President of France Félix Faure, and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French General Staff officer sentenced to penal servitude for life for espionage. Zola pointed out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. The letter was printed on the first page of the newspaper, and caused a stir in France and abroad.
27 January, 2009
after years of wretched woman-management at hands of bullying tot A, the two female of the species broke free from his iron-fist and were finally able to settle down and watch exactly what they wanted. lashings of flesh and strong female leads. Alas, even WE were not able to stomach ``beyond convent walls'' for more than 10 minutes, however our other cinematic choices were most inspired and went down almost as well as our 2 bottles of wine (each). what emerged from this exercise was a new pop quiz: who is lady v's future wife? from a cast of thousands, the choice has been whittled down to a few based exclusively on weekend film-watching. here they are.
Pascale Bussieres (When night is falling)
v: oh i like her!
f (enunciating): QUEBEC, dear, QUEBEC
Zana Briski (maker of Born into Brothels)
v: mmm. meeting of the minds!
f: impressive honker
v: aha alicia! woman after my heart! (Clueless)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
f: quite. miranda!
v: wish i'd looked like that at school
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime
f: she's as good as french, non?
22 January, 2009
kate winslet gets nominated for best actress for "reader" and Kristin Scott Thomas is snubbed for "I've loved you so long."
furious texting, seconds later
f: random thought. (!) should i ever have a girl i will insist she be named Kate. After Moss, Hall and Winslet
lady v: adore you even more. (CENSORED). On train, drinking crafty mini bot of gin and tonic mixed at home and disguised in san benedetto water bottle. heh heh heh.
f: flapping arms in air at oscar nom trav. K was slighted. (KST).
lady v: No! Won't stand for it! Appalling travesty. Shocking. DO i get metro to piramide?
f: Yes you do. We must slaughter meryl the crone and angie the whore. Oh, and In Bruges best screenplay!
lady v: Blood bath ahoy.
thanks for indulging me, tot.
12 January, 2009
06 January, 2009
i settled into the new year with a brand new projector that i set up pimp style a la rock hudson in pillow talk. the inaugurating film, fittingly, was the "the hustler." paul newman, at his finest, as "fast eddy" takes on "minnesota fat." pool halls, whiskey, and smokes. those were the days
05 January, 2009
just because they look great
folks that is it from me for err... possibly another couple of months...or the rest of the year.
photo credits to J. or rather her camera. a lovely canon something or other
culinary credits to tot T and his court of kitchen minions (the rest of us)
execrable film pics, blame tot a. winning movie choices, thank me.
drinking everyone down the table? that prize goes to tot c for the 4th year in a row.
most missed? you know who you are.
best wigs. heidi and dave
most improved charades player? sicily
most long-suffering girlfriend? michelle
right folks. that is all from me.