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Hard time remembering the previous wonderful documentary

For the second time, I find myself spending a lot of time recollecting what was the previous movie/documentary that had grabbed my attention, and this in the same sitting period.

It is 2 am and I’m still not sleepy, but I have to get in bed since mother has this habit of trying her hardest to wake me up if I linger beyond 8 am. On the ground that the day is over by this time.

I finished watching a mesmerizing movie and I have this lingering embarrassment for not remembering the immediate previous movie or documentary that I loved watching.

And I have to remember it:

1. I loved it and I want to think about it

2. I don’t want Alzheimer to catch me by surprise

3. I have to train my failing memory, particularly the current events. Thus, keeping a diary is a must for a youthful brain…

The last movie is about a thirty-somthing astro-physicist who suffered an aneurism (a neck artery that feed the brain going bust). The man Gus (short for Gustave) survived but his “current memory” has been shattered: Every day is a new day for him to recognize people he met the previous day.

I know someone named Ghassan and he likes to go as Gus (technically, it should be GAS, but this bad smelly connotation wouldn’t do). How many names that start with GUS do you know?

Gus can remember the older part of his life, up to the ailment.

Sleep erases all the people he met and event he attended during the previous day, and he is living a day-to-day process. His sister is organizing his day by providing him with the necessary tools to start his day: a daily folder to read, a voice recognition device that has a voice recording capability for saving conversations (pen-like shaped), post-it small papers all over the apartment…

Obviously, Gus falls in love and this love is shared, otherwise the movie would turn a medical documentary.

Interesting movie. I think I have seen a similar movie, and this time around the deficient current memory is of a beautiful girl (Barrymore with Sanders in a Hawaii setting).

Now, I have watched a wonderful documentary prior to this movie, and I can’t recall what it was about.

And it was about Brigitte Bardot (about 78 of age now), this famous French actress that showed her nudity in almost every film, and has been living the life of a recluse since 1980 after she retired at the peak of her glamorous life, surrounded by a bunch of animals of all kinds, sort of a private zoo.

This wonderful documentary is a biography of Brigitte since childhood and relies also on Bardot autobiography.  I had this opportunity to see portions of Bardot’s movies and videos of all her relationships with her ex-lovers and husbands.

Bardot loved dancing ballet and acting was not her vocation. Somehow, friends of her mother got her photos in a Woman magazine and one of the issues displayed Brigitte on the cover.

Brigitte suffered from this feeling that her mother ignored her in favor of her second sister and did her best to attract her mother attention. Her father never ceased taking videos of Brigitte on all occasions and since she was a toddler.

Her first love affair was with the French movie director Roger Vadim at the age of 15.  Her family refused that she marries him until she is 18.

Bardot fell in love with her co-actor Jean Louis Trentignant  in “And God created the woman” and spent the best 10 days on Christmas 1958 in a shack.  This is the same Trentignant who played the old music composer in “Amour”, taking care of his bedridden old wife.

She married a second time with (Jacques Charrier?) while on tour in London, and had a son from him. She adamantly refused to take care of her son, though she posed in front of the camera holding her 6-month old son, and her husband wearing dark glasses to hide his tears.

She fell in love with another co-actor Sami Frey where Brigitte has the role of facing a jury in the trial for crime committed. It is related that Frey wooed Brigitte by telling her that his mother ordered him to hide under the bed until she returns, and his Jewish parents were taken to prison while he was hiding…

The chain-smoker Serge Ginsburg fell in love with Brigitte and composed for her two songs about “Harley Davidson” and “Bonnie and Clyde

She acted with Michel Piccoli in The Despising (Le Mepris) and excelled in her first serious character.  In this movie, the term “Do you love my ass?” was coined.

She acted with the most famous French actors, including Jean Gabin who had said: “Isn’t this girl who strolls naked in movies?”. Gabin ended up appreciating Brigitte, acting with her. Still, Brigitte’s role was to walk naked in Gabin’s movie.

One of the memorable scene is Brigitte nude in bed, lying on her stomach, her ass covered but dancing and wiggling on the rhythm of a song.

Brigitte marries a third time with Gunter Sacks in Las Vegas while on tour to New York, but the marriage didn’t last. It was reported that Gunter married her on a bet.

Bardot is one of the staunchest friend for treating animals humanly and contribute lavishly for organizations and associations that care for animals.

And for the second time, I managed to recall the previous interesting movie/documentary. So far so good.

I guess that I should restart my previous habit of writing my diaries before I go to bed, for emergency sake, like people losing their current memories.


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