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My Oscar Adventure -- 67 Movies in 9 Days

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 11:45 AM

By Lisa Nesselson

Esquire's popular feature "What Does it Feel Like?" has covered topics from the desirable ("What's It Like to Have Tantric Sex?") to the less so ("What's It Like to be Bitten by a Shark?").

They've overlooked one I know...

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A Film Without an Award is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle

(3) Comments | Posted February 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM

I had a dream the other night here in Paris about being the director of two movies, both of which were contenders in the Best Motion Picture category at the Oscars.

One of my films was called "Apples" and the other (you guessed it): "Oranges."

And the Oscar goes...

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JFK, Marilyn Monroe and, uh, Sarah Palin -- The French Recollection

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2008 | 12:16 PM

When I was a little girl, one still heard the inspiring slogan that America was a place so full of promise and equal opportunity that "Any boy can grow up to be president."

(The 21st century corollary, "Any flag lapel pin-sporting attractive outdoorsy conservative female with five children one of...

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The War To End All Wars? Well, Not Exactly

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2008 | 12:02 PM

Ponticelli, the last surviving French soldier to have fought in WWI, died last week, age 110.

To mark his passing -- and to honor all those who perished in the Great War -- a ceremony was held on March 17 at Les Invalides, the military facility and museum in the...

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France for Nonmajors: Things You May Want to Know about Marion Cotillard, Nicholas Sarkozy and French Media

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2008 | 6:57 PM

In real estate it's said the three most important variables are location, location and location.

We should all be so lucky that when some allegedly scandalous piece of news enters the you-must-take-notice infosphere, an editor has paused to chant thrice over: context, context, context.

Thanks to sub-prime...

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Cannes And Bush At 60: Let's Compare

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2007 | 9:40 AM

The Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27) turns 60 this month. George W. Bush has a 10-month head start on this being-60 business. Let's compare and contrast.

CANNES AT 60: Plans every detail right down to projecting each film in its entirety the night before so the...

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