Jean-Louis Milesi – From Paris To Berkeley

Discover the man who wrote the movie ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (SFIFF 2012) “Jeannette and Marius‘ with Robert Guédiguian, Jean Louis Milesi  and learn everything about his next project Don’t Give Up the Ghost Advertisements

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Georges Lavaudant: But Were Afraid to Ask Thornton Wilder

 George Lavaudant : “Our Town” For those who missed “Our Town”, the very famous play written by Thornton Wilder, Pulitzer-prize-winning, and which has been directed, this fall, by George Lavaudant. It has been performed at Stanford University, from November 9th to 12th. Here is a special episode of Entitled Opinions hosted by Stanford professor of French and … Continue reading

Jean Baudrillard – From America

“The principle of achieved Utopia explains the absence and, moreover, the lack of need for metaphysics and the imaginary in American life. It gives Americans a perception of reality different from our own. The real is not connected with the impossible and no failure can throw it into question. What is thought in Europe becomes … Continue reading

Simone De Beauvoir: San Francisco- “A geometric delirium”

Simone De Beauvoir America day by day (1954)   “Where is the city? It’s as though someone had conjured it away. Suddenly, we come out on a great, red-gold bridge – the Golden Gate Bridge- and on our right we discover the splendor of San Francisco, tiered on its hills around a magnificent bay. The … Continue reading

San Francisco Noir – Part 1

“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world” Los Angeles and New York come immediately to mind when we think of film noir; locales like San Francisco have nonetheless done much to … Continue reading