Monday, October 28, 2013


My latest distraction is watching old movies on NETFLIX.  The other day I happened upon "Cheri." (Turns out I was looking for "Gigi.")  But serendipidously I found "Cheri."  Both are movies based on nouvellas written by Colette; both are about the grand courtesans of the Belle Epoque in Paris; both are loosely based on experiences that Colette had or the reverse of experiences which she had.  (It was a pattern of hers when she was mining her own experiences for fiction, that she would write the story with the reverse outcome:  if it had a happy ending, she would write the unhappy ending for the story or vise versa.)  In this case, both her own experiences and the nouvella ended unhappily.

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