The film I mentioned in my last post about the love affair between a mother and son turns out to be ‘Le Souffle au Coeur (Murmur of the Heart.). I discovered it was made in 1971 so the timing is right. Here’s what epat from
‘This is one of my all-time favorite films.
Young Laurent Chevalier, his mother & his roguish elder brothers break every taboo known to small-town 1950s Dijon: underage drinking, underage sex, blasphemy, incest, petty theft, adultery, art forgery, whoremongering, drunk driving... What more can you ask? Malle treats their escapades with such lighthearted sympathy & wit you can't help liking them.
Before I first saw Soufflé au Coeur, I read a blurb for it in the monthly listings of my local repertory cinema that ran something like this (I quote from memory): "This film does a lot to restore the French to their former reputation for sophisticated naughtiness." I can't sum it up any better than that. ‘
The ‘collage’of Jesus I published earlier turns out to be rather different; the following from my step-daughter.
‘Technically it isn’t a collage. It involved tracing the outline from a sketch onto tissue paper which was bondawebbed to the fabric, then the whole thing tea-dyed. After that I did some embroidery with the sewing machine in free style mode, then later some hand embroidery and embellishment. I think I also used my fabric pens for some detail and shading. Basically it was a multi phased free embroidery incorporating various bits of techniques from my City and Guilds course
Tomorrow is ‘Girl’s Day Out’ a late treat for my birthday and Friday we have to go to
Meanwhile I have a problem; all my word documents have become bespattered with dots and various symbols which normally are invisible. It seems to go back to normal when I copy to Dashboard but it is distracting especially when I am working on the book. Any advice as to how I can remove it will be much appreciated.