What All Writers (And Human Beings) Should Keep In Mind

April 22, 2015 6:46 PM

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What All Writers (And Human Beings) Should Keep In Mind

It's that time of the year again, when a super-packed schedule of French film premieres reigns at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where sold-out crowds of cinemaphiles, Francophones and Frenchies delight in macarons, pissaladière and good champagne (on opening night, anyway!). The annual COLCOA French Film Festival continues, and the habitual bonhomie evident among attendees was again on full display, as is the case whenever groups of like-minded people come together. Based on my own, and overheard conversations throughout the evening, familiar topics of interest prevailed -- upcoming travels, movies and the people who direct and produce them; food and wine, the arts, good writing and bad writing, the previous year's festival, this year's lineup of films, screening schedule comparisons, and I'm too busy to see as many as I saw last year!

Wondering when I'll get to the part about writers and other human beings? Well, it was the festival's opening film that got me ruminating on the subject! A Perfect Man (Un Homme Ideal in French), co-written and directed by Yann Gozlan, presents a story that has been told many, many times before, so ...

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