Allow me to gush a bit about one of ny favorite French movies from one of my favorite French directors, Jean-Luc Godard. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is the kind of French movie that encapsulates the intellectual thoughts about love and, s***, if this scene about the coffee isn’t one of the most striking, thoughtful, plain scenes in recent cinema. And please permit me to thank Jane Kim and her roommate, Jayson, for this reawakening. When I visiited NYC, I stayed with my most gracious guests in Brooklyn and we went to see the Godard film on Friday night. I can’t thank them enough for bringing me back to the days when I first watched Godard. This is such an unusual and wonderful movie. It captures life. How often can we really say that? Encapsulates the essence of what life is and our relationships with others.
I only bring this up because I am promoting some of the greats of French literature, known and unknown, and I think it’s necessary to mention the stalwarts of the cinema as well as of literature. Next up in the book department is Paris Peasant by Louis Aragon.