This ‘Poppy’ is also a flop

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An international tale rich with intrigue based on a story by the creator of James Bond, shot in exotic locations and featuring an impressive lineup of international film stars: What could go wrong? For the 1966 U.N. film “The Poppy is Also a Flower,” plenty.

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A prophet for our times

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The complex, controversial Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) – who lived through some of the most troubled moments in Italian and world history – speaks to our own time, in his criticism of both the right and the left and his warnings about the evils of consumerism, the pitfalls of globalism and the manipulation of new media, which in his day was television.

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An author’s tale

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Margaret Atwood – author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its sequel, “The Testaments” – will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls luncheon.

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Soul man

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Patrick Mele is a self-described “old soul but with a young, fresh spirit and a new pep in his step.” And that translates to how he feels about people and interior design.

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The original Fab Four

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However spectacular introspective winter, joyous spring, sultry summer and bountiful fall/autumn may be individually, the group has been unbeatable as a brand, particularly when it comes to its greatest iteration, Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

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