I just watched 'Madame Bovary', it came free with the Independent this weekend. I love Isabelle Huppert, the way she can look plain and beautiful in the same moment. All I could remember from my French lectures was that Emma Bovary hates her husband, there's a guy with a club foot, and she takes arsenic at end. Oh, and Flaubert uses style indirect libre, I remembered that too, how useful! On the subject of unrequited passion, I think I love both Martha and Rufus Wainwright, I wish they could be my flatmates and sing to me all the time.