TWO FAB FILMS
"It was a beautiful film."
F R I D A Y, 1 D E C
I can’t think of anything more ridiculous: the Xmas social is to be confined to Glyn boys again. It's absurd to restrict things to two schools all the time. Glyn’s so dreadful. I don’t know why, but it’s a fact. And all they’re going to have is a band.
I've decided I want to drive quite soon. Jackie is terribly keen and is mad she’s got to wait until July. Tina can already drive, she passed her test first go.
After school Pat, Lucy and me walked down to town. It’s rather interesting. Pat thinks she’s changed a lot since the beginning of this term. Her old school in Surbiton was so old-fashioned!
We went to Originale where I got Daddy the most gorgeous birthday card. Then got to the cinema and at 5.05 ‘Un Homme et Une Femme’ began. It was dubbed into English, which was a bit of a disappointment, but it was a beautiful film.
Anouk Aimee was the ‘femme’, she was lovely. Her husband, who she adored, was killed - he was a stunt man. Jean-Louis Trintignant was the ‘homme’ and he had lost his wife - she’d committed suicide. One or two years later they meet because their children go to the same school (Francoise and Antoine were 4 or 5 and adorable). But there was one bit that was so beautiful it made me cry. He was on the pier wondering where she was; then suddenly he saw her and the children in the distance so he raced to his car and drove down to them on the beach. They fell into each other’s arms and went round and round, and at that moment you realised how much in love they were, because they had never even kissed before.
The other film was ‘The Girl with Green Eyes’; it brought the book all back. Rita Tushingham was perfect as Kathy, and Lynn Redgrave as Baba. There was a really funny bit when she was trying to appear sophisticated by smoking a cigarette and it fell inside her dress!
Adrian’s scooter was outside when we dropped Lucy off. Lucy appeared in a bit of a flap.