p.s. Hey. ** Dominik, Hi!!! Will do. We can do a pix trade, BJD <-> Buche. Confusion can definitely get to be way too much, even for a confusion lover like me. I can’t say that I actually thought through what a somersaulting weekend would be like before I wished it for you, but I’m guessing your weekend stayed pretty grounded. Did love give you a satisfactory explanation? Love inventing a t-shirt that displays its wearer’s subtitles, G. ** Charalampos Tzanakis, You’ll enjoy it (‘Partner’), I think. And ‘Noirot’, I’m pretty sure. Thanks about ‘MLT’. It’s one of my faves of mine. The good vibes from Paris and me continue unabated. ** Ian, Hi, Ian. I saw your email. I’ll write back to you when I’m post-p.s. I hope you found ‘MLT’ okay. And hugs about the Croatia-Canada match if you had an emotional stake in it. My weekend was … friendly. Yours too? ** David Ehrenstein, Thank you for all of the amazing booty. Everyone, Super treat ahead, i.e. here’s a link to David Ehrenstein’s great essay on Rivette, ‘The Spectacle of Negativity’, that I highly recommend you read ASAP. The other links you shared were already in the post, but thank you! Amazing Rivette/Ogier sighting! ** Bill, Oh, it’ll work out, no doubt. I guess I would recommend starting with ‘Celine and Julie Go Boating’, but Mr. Ehrenstein recommends you start with ‘Paris Belongs to Us’. I suppose you cant lose either way. I think Rivette might have died prior to the latest Hanekes, but I’m not sure? If you didn’t see, h now j requests a NYC tour. ** AUTUMN GLINT, I’ll look up what Diadora is and then create a more precise mental image. ** Steve Erickson, Thanks! I’ve never seen his doc on Renoir either. If I come across it, I’ll let you know. So Rivette is partly responsible for the ‘Showgirls’ revisionist movement? Gee, uh, thanks. Curious to hear your single, of course. I don’t know Bruno Berle, no. It does sound fresh. I’ll find him, thank you. ** h now j, I’m good. Just mostly concentrated on getting things together for the film shoot. No complaints at the moment. Enjoy the quiet and focus. That’s my immediate goal too. ** _Black_Acrylic, Yeah, sad about Japan. Enjoy the footie onslaught, and, yes, get ready for some serious writing outputting and inputting, sir. ** Jamie, Hi, Jamerino. ‘Celine and Julie …’ is a sensible starting point, I think. It was my first Rivette at least. My weekend was pretty okay. Two days that will not have much of a berth in my future memories. But yes, the Production Designer has agreed to work with us! We’re over the moon. Lots of World Cup-derived high volume vocalising and generous glug-glugging here too. Hope your Monday was bright eyed and bushy tailed. Hop the fence love, Dennis. ** Gick, You knowing my mouth well will surely come in handy one of these days. That sounded weird, actually, but you know what I mean. Next year: Buche + you + Paris = whoop! Hm, I think I usually drink coffee with my Buche, but I think I’ll try champagne this year. I’m happy Placebo made you so happy. Honestly, I haven’t listened to them in a long time for no reason whatsoever. They’re very big in France. My memory is that I loved their first album a lot and then liked the subsequent ones less and less and eventually stopped paying attention, but I don’t remember why, and it’s probably just that my tastes moved elsewhere. What does your week look like from its entranceway? ** Brian, Hi, Brian. I think you’ll find Rivette to be an area you are glad you investigated. It’s true, but that period between when you pick up the buche at the patisserie and stand above it with a knife in your hand is lovely. Good luck carving out the ‘Damned’ essay. I don’t envy you. And I have something to work on that I need to stop procrastinating about that you wouldn’t envy either. Help! Even the word linguistics spooks me. But … did a conquering idea yet occur to you? Hang in there, pal. ** malcolm, Howdy, Malcom. Excellent! If our film had a bigger budget, I’d hire you as our SFX master. Or try to schmooze you thusly at least. So nice that her work is speaking to you. You guys should meet or something, being fellow Canadians. Although typing that just reminded me of the first time I came to Europe in the mid-70s, and tons of the people I met over here upon hearing I came from California assumed that I must have been great friends with the Grateful Dead. Which I most certainly wasn’t. Hope you got the precise amount of sleep that your body would have asked you for if it had a mouth that wasn’t your mouth and could speak English. ** Right. Years ago someone who read this blog and wanted to call themselves Mrs. Santa Claus made this charming guest post, and something came over me the other day that made me want to rescue it from death. See you tomorrow.