Monday, June 9, 2008

news tarts

So why the new blog?

I have always been a fan of the Maysles brothers' documentaries, Gimme Shelter one of my all-time favourite films, but it wasn't until three weeks ago that I watched Grey Gardens. It's as if I had always said Woody Allen was my favourite director, but I'd never seen Manhattan.

The 1975 doco is about Edith Beale and her daughter, aunt and first cousin of Jacqui Onassis. It's a remarkable rendering of the insanity these women develop in isolation, and is currently being made into a tv movie for HBO starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. That, I believe, considerably discredits the history of the original text, but perhaps Drew Barrymore is gonna get all Charlie's Angels, whip some sense into Big Eadie Lange, and the ending will be a happier one?

Seeing the film made me reassess whether or not I was happy with where I found myself.

Hence, the new blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Join the grey gardens yahoo group - we have years and years of french (well, really information and photos) for you to peruse through.