The previous evening ended with a decision to indulge in un diner gastronomique and we found ourselves in Vieil Antibes at a small restaurant, L'Amboise, run by a couple where we enjoyed a sumptuous meal including a broccoli risotto that was sublime. During my last visit to the old section of Antibes, I was shooting scenes for my movie Point of Departure and making a tour of this wonderful area again was a real treat. Its charm is from another era and it is very easy to imagine living in those times.
Day Three began at the Caffe Roma where some interesting projects were presented to us including one which had a very well-known writer/director who had previously taken an informal option on one of my (Interview) stories attached. Life comes in circles...
I saw a white Ferrari Italia on La Croisette following a beautiful and very old, black VW convertible in what seemed like brand new condition that was being towed. My eye followed the VW. Later I saw a Ferrari 348 in Cap d'Antibes which was as close as I could get to a vintage sighting. By far, the California dominated in terms of Ferraris on the scene.
After a visit to the market, we moved on to poolside at the Hôtel Majestic where more projects came our way including one from an English team that was very interesting and reminiscent to me of The Shout, the 1978 film with Alan Bates, John Hurt and Susannah York. Carol Anderson, from Los Angeles, made her first 'Elysée Wednesday' meeting with us at the Majestic and was a nice addition to Gianni, an Italian actor, and the producers whose company we enjoyed.
How to Shoot a Feature Film in 15 Days (And Survive to See Profits)
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Examples of Responsive Reactions
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Action/ReAction at Stella Adler
Point of Departure
A Series of ONE...
Stephen and Dragonuk
Stephen Mitchell webinar for Stage 32
Ferrari GTO 3987 at speed by Yan denes
Ray D. Shosay's Journal
Dispatches from a (junior) suite in Paris
Ray D. Shosay's Journal (excerpt)
"Saturday, January 27, 2007
They say you can fool some of the people all of the time. Accordingly, I think we should concentrate on this group initially. We can move on to the people you can only fool some of the time at a later date if we deem it necessary. I hope to hear back from my agent about this as soon as he's out of rehab, as I don't think my messages have been getting through."
Ignorance is Bliss by Stephen Mitchell
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"Out of the corner of his eye, Martin saw Martha shift in her seat. She leaned forward, as though something was about to be decided. This caused her breasts to push up against the neckline of her dress in a way that couldn't be fully appreciated out of the corner of one’s eye. So, Martin turned his head to look directly into the abyss of her cleavage. He was vaguely aware that Murray was talking again."
Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)
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Ferrari GTO 3987
Elysée Wednesday: Drive!
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“You ought to meet Steve. The two of you have the same kind of Ferrari.”
Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso
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L'art de l'automobile
My first Lusso prior to restoration
It was only after Sinatra was gone...
Once upon a time...
Meeting Enzo Ferrari
I came across this on a late night stroll in Paris near the Louvre.
I bought Bentleys in England and Ferraris & Maseratis in Italy to re-sell in Los Angeles as a teenager. I met Enzo Ferrari, Juan Fangio and Steve McQueen. I 'grew up' on the set of Mission: Impossible and other episodic TV series of the era. For a few years, I owned a Ferrari GTO that is owned by Ralph Lauren today and valued at approximately $52M. I began my film career by writing, producing and directing Montmartre in Paris in French. I founded and ran a repertory company for film & TV for 20 years in Los Angeles. I created a TV series which had fans that included Marlon Brando. I authored the first new acting technique--Action/ReAction--that was not based on Stanislavski's Method. I am currently writing my third novel and shooting my spy thriller Exigence. If you can't make movies, live your life as though you were in one...