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A French Affair

Poster for Mon Oncle, by Jacques Tati found at IMDb
I Twitter. Yes I do and it’s fabulous for keeping up to date and to feel part of a community, especially when you work from home on your own. I always say it’s like the small talk in an office, usually around the coffee maker. Usually nothing important, but it keeps you connected, it builds friendships, and there’s always someone nearby to help if you call out. Often it’s my source for breaking news, even before the radio or tv updates. And of course the snippets of gossip to entertain, and even inspire. And motivate. Nothing gets me moving on a task quicker than hearing someone tweet about a success or a problem solved.

And it can bring some really happy thoughts into your day. Like this morning I was reminded of my love of Jacques Tati by the gorgeous team at Galerie Montmartre (loved the tweets, Michelle Belle!)
Mon Oncle is one of my favourites, and so is Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953), then there’s Playtime (1967) .. oh I love them all .. and you can just imagine the architecture and the fashions, the fabulous era of technology meeting the modernists meeting the space age (you just know I’m about to burst into a Mad Men moment, but I won’t, this time!)
I love his stripy socks! Gorgeous poster found here.

Jour de Fete poster found here.
February 3, 2011 - 5:07 am

Printspace - oh I love these posters too, esp the Mon Oncle one!

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