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I fell in love with my friend’s iPhone this weekend…I downloaded the Instagram app and sparks were flying (and not just for the 4th of July ha-ha)
Here’s how it went-
Me: “Hey uh..charmaine..umm can I see your iPhone for a sec?? Thanks.”
…5 minutes later…
Me: “OH uh yeah can I just..REALLY QUICK! REALLY QUICK!”
…2 minutes later…
Me: “Ok so-and-so texted, want me to write back for you? It’ll just be easier if I act like your personal assistant and respond to texts so I can take pics. You know… BE EFFICIENT! haha!” (with a crazy psycho laugh at the end)
Here are some shots I took with Charmaine’s phone (thanks charmz and thank you apple!)
Our dear former gavvvaanah of California- Arnold got his boots there too !
We had a delicious brunch at South Congress Cafe + all of the people eating there looked like they belonged in an indie film.
Steve McQueen with Faye Dunaway on the set of “The Thomas Crown Affair ”
American actor Steve McQueen was dubbed “The King of Cool” title because of his anti-hero persona which developed during the height of the counterculture movement in the 60’s. Being one of the “A-List actors” of his time- he starred in many box office hits during the 60’s and 70’s. He lived a short life, dying at the age of 50 due to mesothelioma.
“When Steve McQueen died 26 years ago, he left behind two custom-made trunks containing 16 leather-bound notebooks full of drawings, period photographs, a detailed script continuity containing over 1,700 pages of hand-typed/written material by McQueen. This was the remains of his lost vanity project titled Yucatan, a blueprint for a movie written entirely without dialogue, in a ‘hyper-stylized poetry.'” –(info from slashfilm.com)
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, film producer Susan Downey, have formed their own production company, Team Downey, and their first project is producing McQueen’s Yucatan–which will be released sometime this year.
Robert Downey Jr. with his wife Susan Downey
First Barcelona with Vicki, Cristina, Barcelona and now Pariii with Midnight in Paris. I wonder if Italy is next…
Midnight in Paris directed and written by Woody Allen
The cast includes: France’s First Lady: Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Adrian Brody, and Owen Wilson…just to name a few
Release date: May 20, 2011
Commercial for EF International Language Centers.
Directed by Gustav Johansson (gustavjohansson.com)
The New York Times Magazine has recently done a sequence called “14 Actors Acting”. They chose performers who have defined cinema in 2010 and these clips portray the essence of previous generations. By watching you will see why they are such classics.
You might remember Vincent from Oceans 12 or his more recent film, The Black Swan where he plays the ballet director. He is the leading man in France and has been making his way in the American film industry. My favorite clip from “14 Actors Acting” is performed by Vincent Cassel.
^He is reenacting Fred Astaire who has been in many classics such as Funny Face with Audrey Hepurn.
^The Laser dance performed by Vincent in Oceans 12
The song is always on my playlists! Thé à la Menthe by La Caution
picture by: Ellen von Unwerth