The Cinematheque Francaise tribute to Phillip Noyce kicked off Wednesday night (10.27) and will run until Sunday, November 7. The after-event happened at L’auberge Aveyronnaise. Congrats and best wishes to Phillip, wife Vuyo Dasi, beautiful daughter Ayanda, colleagues & collaborators Jason Clarke and Svetlana Cvetko, et. al.

I wish I could’ve been there. I wish I was in Paris, period. I miss it.

All hail Newsfront (my first taste, way back in ’78), Heatwave, Dead Calm, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger (my personal favorite), The Saint, Rabbit-Proof Fence. The Quiet American (my second favorite), Catch a Fire, Salt, the underrated Above Suspicion and Lakewood.

A big hoo-hah dinner at the Australian embassy is slated for Friday night. I’ll be missing that one also.