VENICE DIARY: DAY 9
VENICE – The festival is drawing to a close and I’m happy to say I’ve had a good time, but things could always be improved. So here are some of my suggestions for next year’s festival.
1. Change the name of the festival to the Toronto Film festival. Film producers are a fairly inept bunch and you’re bound to get some coming to Venice by mistake.
2. Get rid of bicycles. I hate bicycles and all who ride them. And their little bells. Jesus, I’d rather they just rode straight into me than hear that prissy tring-tring coming at me.
3. Get an adult to draw the opening animation. It’s nice to see the festival helping the young out but is this the image an international film festival wishes to project? Something you’d expect to see stuck to a fridge with magnets.
4. Reinstate the Pecador sandwich bar in its old position. I didn’t have a single Tuna Curtis or a Bread Pitt and the festival was the lesser for it.
I hope everyone’s enjoyed these diaries. One more and I’m done.