Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Promises Written in...Cannes??

Promises written in Water (remember? The film we were never supposed to see because he just made it for himself.) has a Wiki page now.

The interesting part - it says the following: 

Promises Written in Water is a self-financed 16-millimeter black-and-white Snuff Film and is due in 2010 at The 63rd edition of Cannes Film Festival.

Oh, really?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Small News

Still working on the essay from the book - until then:

Causing trouble again

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vogue Party

He's been Oscar-Partying with the important people it seems - visit the link (thanks to M for the find) for some pictures that are mainly blurry but at least it's a sign of life.

Lapo Elkann took exclusive pictures of the US Vanity Fair Oscar Lunch, a party for very few people, which was held in Diane von F├╝rstenberg's villa on the hills of Hollywood. Among the guests were Steve Martin, Victoria Beckham, Edward Norton, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones, Rupert Murdoch and Vincent Gallo  
Diane von F├╝rstenberg and her husband Barry Diller warmly welcomed the Hollywood star system, personalities from the music and the internet worlds and the Vip jet set. While in the morning Los Angeles was hit by a torrential rain, around midday the sun reappeared, maybe called back by the party. Guests could therefore relax in a convivial and informal atmosphere, as Diane has this innate instinct to welcome and put at ease her visitors. Powerful people, Vips, Stars and Voguettes made themselves comfortable on cushions and carpets, lying on the grass, as if they were in a Casbah in Morocco.

In that sunny atmosphere, surrounded by hundred-year-old trees and sumptuously laid tables there were Victoria Beckham with her children, Edward Norton, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones, Bob Colacello, Bryan Lourd, famous agent of Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Steve Martin, before co-hosting the Oscar show with Alec Baldwin, had a chat with Rupert Murdoch. And even the Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and the actor Paul Sorvino, father of the Oscar prize Mira Sorvino, really enjoyed the party. There was also Vincent Gallo, looking almost unrecognizable with his thick long beard, probably due to his filming of Essence of Killing, a thriller about a political prisoner. A party characterised by informality for the Oscar celebrities.