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Simone, Naked, Cell Block J. Hobby Room

The Painter Moses Rosenthaler and Simone

Films can be amazing, even they are not great. A couple of months ago, I viewed Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (2021) in Palm Desert with my brother and sister-in-law. The film sets were nothing less than outstanding, and the cast was to die for. But, overall it just didn’t make the cut.

But I fell in love with the actress who played Simone, the prison asylum guard who poses nude for the imprisoned painter Moses Rosenthaler (Benicio del Toro). The part was played by Léa Seydoux, a stunning French actress with wide-spaced eyes. The memory of those eyes has made me watch her scenes several times.

Simone in Uniform

Although I will never think of The French Dispatch as a great film, there are scenes in it that I will never forget. Perhaps, in the end, it is a better film than I thought.

3 thoughts on “Simone, Naked, Cell Block J. Hobby Room

  1. I am reminded of an Australian film “Ghosts of The Civil Dead” which was set in a prison and featured Nick Cave (something of a local musical icon) and my old friend Dave Mason (a slightly lesser local musical icon) as a transvestite prisoner. The movie suffered a little from the fact that neither Nick or Dave were accomplished actors.
    But still …. it was daring and original.

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