off to Manhattan to do a hopefully passable impression of Hugh Grant.


very exciting! who-we-are-in-RL has been Packed and Ready for the past 12 hours awaiting the Red Eye flight Tonight across the entire USA continent to the Other Side and the other Coast, in fact – for a WHIRLWIND business trip as a member of the global press corps.


which means – in effect – although we cannot (yet) tell you the Movie she’s seeing or the Movie Stars and Hollywood Director she is interviewing – she will, in fact, be doing a passable impression of Hugh Grant.

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do you recall this scene in Notting Hill? not sure if you can see this transmission in your territory:

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It’s all Tremendously Exciting – although we won’t be “crushing” on the Star/Director/CombinationOfBoth – as splendid as they both are – unlike Mr. Hugh Grant did with the lovely Ms. Julia Roberts (and who can blame him?)

so – that’s Ahead – for the next two days.

what else?

So Many Things (thank you for asking – *winninglooktocamera* – love)/.

let’s see – there was a cup of coffee with someone glamorous (you can tell by the Aviator shades and yes, we were discussing The Book)


the day started early with a drive and a delightful conversation with George but he had to go off and do things with his Family so we went alone to Chateau Marmont (see how you *almost* felt sad for us and then sat back in your comfy chair to say “oh well, Chateau Marmont, and very nice that is too!” – and you’re right. It. Is).

and we read a selection of the International press while eating eggs. always a winning combination.


and the Print Edition (Traditional Version) arrived in the Post of RED so we got to see who-we-are-in-RL on the Contributors Page (first time EVER!)

and she also was asked to write a small “blog post” to promote The Book (and the article in this month’s Red)


then after All That we had to come home and do the List of Things we Must Not forget (passport etc – even though it’s Domestic Travel and one CAN use a driving license to get to NYC, as an immigrant, one is always Advised to bring a passport) db446d90338311e39dfb22000a9e5ac6_8

we felt Rather exhausted at the thought of a car arriving to take us to the airport for 11PM (we so rarely see 11PM, darlings) so we rested well for a few moments and read a little more of the International Press (because that’s what members of the Global Press Corps do of a weekend, naturally).

we *almost* forgot to share this week’s column with you – it’s been Very busy over here doing research for the Hugh Grant impression (and he didn’t have to read a ton of books on artificial intelligence and neuroscience and Robots and the meaning of Life/Love and neural networks either – he just faked it with a vintage copy of Horse and Hound).
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of course Mr. Hugh John Mungo Grant is an ACTOR and we are – well – we are – hmmmm – not Entirely sure what we are.

but it’s awfully delicious finding out.

see you on the Other Coast.

we’re staying at one of Mr. Trump’s hotels.

Hopefully in a Room with a View – we adore those.

Don’t you?

a delicious evening avec @Populaire_film


Quelle deliciousness-of-a-film-experience – Populaire!

which we saw at a screening (don’t you Adore a Screening?) chez the french film festival in los angeles last night.


rosy-rose-pink, typewriters, flouncy dresses, flouncy misses-with-attitude, Paris! (and les banlieus and how-to-escape through one’s Talents – Oh, how we Relate), dancing! romain dupris being all pouty-charmant-suave-and-a-tiny-bit-naughty, Enchanting Déborah François and a small but perfect cameo role for the exquisite Bérénice Bejo.


the sets! the glamour! the cinephile references to everything from icy blondes shot by that strange little english man,  to la Divine Deneueve (circa 1964), La Musique! the fast-paced-romance which built to a (very sexy) red-hued love scene *blush*.


moving swiftly on.

and we stayed afterwards for the Director Q&A (we adore a directors q+a) and saw how Completely Delicious it must feel when one has made one’s First Film


voila! Monsieur Régis Roinsard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow that’s what we in the trade call Happiness.


bravo, Monsieur Régis Roinsard!





several hours of dark intensity @colcoa


so hard to wake up……


we got home Very Late after a Screening (we adore a screening) of a french film (don’t you adore a french film?) at the film festival in los angeles known as “ColCoa” (non, moi non plus, call the branding people) and there was a director‘s Q&A (delicious – with translation) 50d50abca72311e2a3e722000a9f09d0_7

the film?

bien sur.

Quelques heures de printemps

now we have to say that we usually avoid anything depressing (in case you hadn’t noticed) – and this includes Themes of death, family despair, unemployment, working class brutality, failed relationships, poverty and the banality of the suburbs (because we have experienced much of it, hence the obsession with chandeliers)

but if one Had to sit through all of the above – we would want it directed by this man 


and realized on screen by this man

vincent-lindonbecause Then – mon dieu – it would be a Tour De Force indeed.

and it was.

but now we are Wracked with emotion after a completely sleepless night and need to get sparkly eyed Pronto (as they’d say in La Bella Italia) because who-we-are-in-RL needs to drive to the Valley and do some work.

thank goodness we’re a virtual character and can stay quietly chez teamgloria-towers and lie down on the (exceedingly comfortable and chic) sofa and request more materials from the delicious people at the Los Angeles County Library system.


and if you were At the Directors Guild of America last night, on Sunset Blvd, yes, that was us at the front in the black pashmina and the Prada motorcycle boots asking a very-good-question about the directorial choices for the (almost) final scene where we’re dying to see the reaction shot and we-can-not and the strain is Almost Unbearable and thus brilliant because we have to imagine the response and inside our head – as Monsieur Brize said “the imagination is so powerful that the effect is tremendous” (imagine that line said in a beautiful broken french accent).

yes. it. was.

but now we are Exhausted by Emotion.

the drive to the San Fernando Valley is going to be even more surreal than one might have Planned.