I've finished a chapter of the novel, which various kind friends like debg
are reading, and another chapter of the teen movie book, and am hard at work on both, which is why I am posting so little at present...
and I went this evening to a screening of one of our favourite movies, 'Valerie and her Week of Wonders', which is a 1969 Czech fantasy film based loosely on a 1930s surrealist novel of the same name. VWW is wonderful in its own right - the last flowering of the Czech New Wave before a Socialist Realist clampdown post-invasion - and is also interesting for its influence on Angela Carter, who once acknowledged to me that it was key to her discussions with Neil Jordan about 'The Company of Wolves'.( Collapse )
Anyway, you have really got to see this film.