I had one short scene leaving the house that my husband and I will eventually move into. The movie is, after all, called “…And If We All Lived Together.” Well, we do in the end and it’s lots of fun, but here we still have to go home after a fun birthday party to let the dog out.

I got to back to the apartment where I am taking advantage of this free afternoon and evening to work on my book.

Richard will call soon. He is in a large studio in L.A. Recording the huge string section –some 45 musicians–for his new Rod Stewart album. I wish I was there to hear and watch what he says is the most exciting part of producing and not all albums have big string sections. Everyone who hears this album in the making says it’s historic. Richard wants me to listen to a little of the sessions over the phone and a colleague of his is videoing it.

We shot a scene leaving a birthday lunch we just had

I'm glad I had the cape cause it was chilly

Waiting to be called into action. We have a good time talking and laughing. Everyone's funny!

Fabienne, Kesso with Tulea, Karina (back to camera) and Dominique, waiting in "kitchen" to touch us up between takes

The tent where we eat

It's Guy's birthday and they had a cake for him

The tree looks lovely, doesn't it? Guess what? It's fake, made of cloth.

Part of the livingroom where we all end up living together--filled with film equipment

The kitchen--actually the diningroom for the family who live here

lovely tall ceilings and an arched door into the livingroom

This garden will be turned into a swimming pool so that Geraldine's (Annie's) grandchildren will want to come and see her.

The caterers who feed us every day--very good!

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  1. Thanks for sharing. It’s great to see the behind the scenes of movie making, and it’s great to see you doing film again.

  2. I enjoy looking at Jane with her family. I love it

  3. Dear jane~a tree made of cloth! the magic if show biz! Thank you for adding more pictures to vanessa’s wed album. All great – you and tulea look perfect. Sorry richard cldnt join you all – but his new project w rod stewart sounds exciting. I’m a rod stewart fan (I secretly want his hair! Love it!) So will definitely be on the lookout for the release of this cd. Xoxm&lb

  4. I appreciate the behind the scenes photos. Please don’t stop.

  5. Hello, Jane,
    I posted last friday a message in the “Ask Jane” category, which apparently didn’t arrive.
    We’re member of a forum dedicated to Daniel. He’s turning 32 today and we were wondering if you could wish him a happy birthday from us and tell him we left him messages on our forum. (He already knows who we are)
    Could you do that please ?
    Thanks in advance and bonne chance with your film,
    the members of

  6. Hi Jane
    I just had to write again. Your daughter looks such a ‘mensch’, a good soul, and there’s so much of you in her face.
    Take care

  7. This is such fun learning a bit about movie-making! Thank you so much. European films always seem more “natural”, less “processed” than American films. I’m not sure how to explain what I mean, but the lighting seems to be more “real” in European films. Am I imagining that or is there a different technique used with respect to lighting / filters etc? Perhaps it is simply the natural background of the different countries – countries in Europe and America certainly “feel” very different in real life too.

  8. This home is so pretty…love the tall ceilings and arched doorways! I especially liked the room with lots of windows off the kitchen! I enjoyed seeing everything…..the house, the garden, the film equipment in the living room, the caterers, the fake tree, and, of course, the pics of you and the other actors and all the other people working on the film!:) All of you look so happy! It’s always FUN to check your blog!:) I never know what I’ll find!! Take care!

  9. I am sitting here at work, all choked up, after watching On Golden Pond,,,Thinking that I am not far from your fathers birth-house. Yep, I am in Grand Island Nebraska,,,It is a small world. I enjoyed the movie “again”. Just want to say thanks.

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