Movies/Pop Culture

I met Scarlett O’Hara when I was eleven, or twelve. My Dad and I sat together through the 4-hour movie (and the 30 minute intermission.) Life was never quite the same after that. Merci, papa. I fell in love with her, Atlanta and the American South, where I later spent a year as an international student, thanks to a full…

This story was orginally published in 2012. It has been updated.  Bonjour les amis. Somewhere on the beautiful Côte d’Azur, in a glitzy old city named Cannes, one of the world’s most prestigious Film Festivals has just begun. What a perfect opportunity to talk about movies. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoons spent at the…

“To me, cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” Alfred Hitchcock. I totally agree with Sir Alfred, and let’s not forget a famous French queen allegedly declared: “Let them eat cake!”  That’s probably why it is impossible to grow up in France and not enjoy cake, or movies. After all, the…