Pamela Norris

Boccaccio in Hollywood

Ten Days in the Hills


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Max is an Oscar-winning film director whose career is on the slide. His girlfriend Elena writes self-improvement guides with such bracing titles as Here’s How: to do EVERYTHING Correctly! It is 24 March 2003, the morning after the Academy Awards ceremony and also the fifth day of the invasion of Iraq. Still groggy from their late-night revels and fretting about the war, Max and Elena discuss Max’s idea for a new project. Combining dialogue, sex and innovative camerawork, My Lovemaking with Elena will explore the relationship between a man and a woman in the most intimate detail.

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