A local cinema. I don’t remember the town we passed through or stopped at during our return from Santiago de Cuba. I think it was 30 or 40 minutes after we had left. 19th March 2010.
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I was in a shop and I noticed the display and that with certain angles the mannequin appeared to be watching me through a mirror. It reminded me of the film Mannequin with Kim Cattrall, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093493/. I can’t remember where I saw it first but I do remember seeing it in a pizza restaurant in Mompos, a small town in Colombia over twenty years ago.
Just before the corona virus caused so much mayhem in the UK I went to see Dark Waters, a film about how one lawyer, Rob Bilott, took on the Du Pont corporation and won. It is an intriguing story of one man’s fight over decades to get justice against a huge business giant. If you are able to watch it, you will be left looking at some of your pots and pans and wondering whether they are harming you. The story concerns PFOA-C8 a commercial version of which is called Teflon. It is one of what are called forever chemicals. In this instance per and poly fluoroalkyls. The C8 refers to eight carbon atoms that are surrounded by flourine atoms. The chain is very difficult to breakdown if not impossible biologically and a large percentage of us have these chemicals in our bodies. While C8 versions have been withdrawn C6 and C4 versions, PFAS variants I believe they are called, are in every day use. However, the long term toxicity of C4 and C6 products are not well known. If you buy your coffee or food takeaway then you are certainly coming into contact with the supposedly safe versions. From the little I have read the companies dispensing takeaway cups and food containers don’t know what type of waterproof coverings are used in them. Perhaps when the corona virus allows it will be time to invest in a reusable cup for your coffee addiction but check what it is made out of first.
Caroline and I and our friend Su went to see C’est La Vie last night at the Cine Lumiere in South Kensington. It is a very funny film and wonderfully entertaining. As is usual with French films the actors and actresses look like normal people that you would meet in the street and not some sun burnt, bleached white, plastic surgeon altered excuse for a human being. The story is a simple one but full of humour with lots of laugh out loud moments. It’s a great feel good film but also deals with people and their frailties. Max, the wedding organiser, is having an affair with one of his staff, one of his other employees once dated the bride and is put out by seeing her again in a comical way for instance There is lots going on that keeps the film moving and we all said that we could go and see it again.