Monday, 25 August 2008

I have read the book, now I must see the film


Madeleine Castaing's Leves, Photograph by Rene Stoeltie, Copyright 2008.

I have been in torment ever since I discovered that there was a documentary on Madeline Castaing. Madeline Castaing by Christopher Flach, premiered earlier this year in San Francisco and in New York. According to Wendy Moonan, at The New York Times, the DVD can be purchased directly from Mr. Flach. I hope she is correct.

Madeleine was brilliant, witty, talented, very clever and very creative, but she was also very manipulative. Behind the glamour there is something very dark and terrifying in her personality. - Jean-Nöel Liaut author of Madeleine Castaing: From Montparnasse to Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Note - An Aesthete's Lament did a post about this very film back in February.
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Now playing: Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me to the End of Love
via FoxyTunes

6 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

I would love to see that. Let me know if you get your hands on the DVD and how it is.

Cote de Texas said...

in torment!

don't you think she was probably mentally ill by the way she lived her live in her old age? how she never cleaned her house and all that weirdness. this sounds so great! let us know if it pops up for sale.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

C'dT - you call it mentally ill, I call it genius. ;-)

Visual Vamp said...

Ha ha ha - genius is a type of a mental gift AND mental illness. Please post when you find this gem.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

VV - true, and I will.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

As a designer, it has always been my goal to achieve a persona thought to be "dark and mysterious".