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A Night at the Movies


Hi again! I was thinking about the books I make for artists which have watercolour paper pages and decided that a larger book would be a useful addition to the range. This book has Bockingford watercolour paper pages and measures 10.5″ x 8″. The cover paper is a Japanese Chiyogami paper.


I went to see the movie ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ last night. An excellent film starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who were all outstanding. The film describes how a little known congressman arranged funding and support for the Muhajideen rebels fighting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan. You can read all about it at the IMDB.

I have a soft spot for Tom Hanks anyway as I will confess to a weakness for girlie romcoms and he has starred in some of my favourites ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, both with fabulous Meg Ryan. I loved her in ‘French Kiss’ with gorgeous Kevin Kline (a film particularly close to my heart as part of it was filmed in Valbonne where my ex and I had a house, so I know the area well) and ‘When Harry met Sally’ with Billy Crystal. These are all my ‘comfort’ films. I watch them when I am feeling low and want something undemanding. In these films, you can believe that even though the road to true love is a tangled, complicated, occasionally upsetting but always funny one, eventually all will turn out right in the end.

In case you’ve never seen these lovely frothy nonsenses, here is a trailer for ‘You’ve Got Mail’.

and this is the scene in ‘French Kiss’ which is filmed in Valbonne, so you can see how pretty it is.


12 responses to “A Night at the Movies

  1. creechman January 26, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Are you reading my mind. Except for the “OH MY GOD!” Ostrich hilarity.

    Isn’t it funny how “You’ve Got Mail” now seems so quaint, only a few years after the advent of wireless laptops?

    That bird is distracting me from the great American Novel.

    The one I’m writing.
    The one I’m reading.

    Or just playing with itunes. ;)

  2. Diane January 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    My guess is playing with iTunes….

    I still love ‘You’ve Got Mail’ even though they aren’t using state of the art Macs like some I could mention….

  3. mywoodenrobot January 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Oh I’ve been wanting to see that! Now I definitely have to. =]

  4. RennyBA January 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Tom Hanks is one of my fav too – I just love Forest Gamp.

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

  5. Diane January 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Jane – If you mean Charlie Wilson’s War -It is very good, thought provoking film even more so as it’s based on a true story.
    The other clips are great too in their own way – I love them!

    Renny – he is great isn’t he? And he seems such a nice guy too…
    Hope you are having a fun weekend…

  6. Daddy Papersurfer January 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    OK, the ostrich caught me.

    Where is the human equivalent to the elephant graveyard? Yep, Eastbourne but on the shingle beach that makes up the marina. The wind and salt air tends to delay things a bit.

    Now, get back to your books.

  7. Lunes January 27, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hey – I just love that photo and so true sitting at the computer again!
    I have registered and cast my vote of course!
    When is this etsy shop coming on line – I think I need a book to write down my recipes in…..unless I blog them or both?
    I dread to think of the last time I went to the movies – I think it must have been at least way back in 2004 when we lived in the UK – wow I have now surprised myself! At how long it has been….as for the last film I saw there…no idea will get my thinking cap on! May have to ask other half although his brain cells are worse than mine!

  8. Diane January 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    DP – Ah, I’m in Bridport which is a mile or so inland. Still plagued by seagulls though….
    I’m working as fast as I can……

    Lunes – thank you so much!
    The Etsy store is going to be this weeks project….
    I don’t go to the cinema much but I love movies and watch a lot of DVDs – when I have time :-)

  9. Justin (Pusha) February 1, 2008 at 12:05 am

    I love these two books. They really “pop”. I think it is a combination of the contrast and repetition of the pattern. Good Job!

  10. Diane February 1, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I also think it’s because it’s a large book and a small pattern, so there is more of it (if you know what I mean!)

    Glad you approve! I will pop over and see what you have been up to now….

  11. Violetkey February 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    French Kiss is my all time favorite movie! I am a big Meg Ryan fan and do own all the movies you mentioned. I will have to see about going to Charlie Wilson’s War. Lovely book.

  12. Diane February 1, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Violetkey – I just love those films, funny, romantic, easy going and a happy ending. Life should be like that – I want to be Meg Ryan :-)

    I enjoyed reading your blog, by the way… :-)

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