Kate Winslet on A Little Chaos

I think we have different ideas of what outrageous is, but this was a fun interview with Kate Winslet, whom I love.

‘I always do sex scenes properly’ Kate Winslett’s most outrageous interview

KATE WINSLETT lets loose as she talks about using mud to disguise her ever-increasing boobs in her latest film A Little Chaos directed by Alan Rickman.

Scandalous Women: ‘Madame Bovary’ and ‘Thérèse Raquin’ as Audiobooks

Scandalous Women: ‘Madame Bovary’ and ‘Thérèse Raquin’ as Audiobooks

Via New York Times:
Credit Illustration: “In the Conservatory,” Édouard Manet, 1879; image from Corbis

The publication of Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” in 1857 and of Émile Zola’s “Thérèse Raquin” 10 years later roused the French literary establishment against two previously unknown authors who had gone beyond the bounds of all that was held to be morally admissible in fiction with their portraits of adulterous women starved by marriage of sex and romance. The state prosecuted Flaubert for gross indecency, despite the terrible punishment he metes out to his wayward heroine. Zola was not subjected to the same ordeal, but critics treated him as a rogue purveying smut in the name of realism. Both novels have appeared in countless editions since the 19th century. Both have been adapted to the screen. Now they are available as audiobooks, read by two gifted English actresses: “Madame Bovary” by Juliet Stevenson and “Thérèse Raquin” by Kate Winslet.

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Can’t find Titanic on DVD?

Q: Can you tell me why it is so hard to find “Titanic” on DVD? The 1997 version with Leonardo DiCaprio seems almost impossible to find.

A: It is indeed difficult to track down copies of the film, with online vendors asking three-digit sums for the available copies. It appears that new copies are not being made because James Cameron is gearing up another rendition of the film, in 3-D, due in theaters in April.

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Winslet to star in Branagh romance – Variety

Winslet to star in Branagh romance – Variety

Winslet to star in Branagh romance – Variety