Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Moleskine sighting

[Ricky Gervais and Ashley Jensen]

A Moleskine sighting: In Extras (Season 1, Episode 4), Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) takes out a Pocket Reporter.

Yes, the notebook of Hemingway, Picasso, and Millman.

Millman, by the way, is a "background artist," not an extra.

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comments: 2

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily a Moleskine - cheapo police notebooks available from such stores as Office World are black, reporter-style and have an elastic band to hold them closed - can't see the average plod (or his employers!) spending nine quid on a notebook.

Michael Leddy said...

Looking at Staples UK, all I can find is this notebook, obviously different. Looking at amazon.co.uk, all I can find is the Moleskine Reporter. If there are similar notebooks to be seen online, let me know -- I like seeing unfamiliar "supplies."

The slightly rounded corners of the notebook in this scene suggest a Moleskine to me, but you might be right. I've seen knockoffs of the sidebound Moleskines in the States but not of the Reporter.

If the notebook is a Moleskine, might that be part of the joke -- that Andy Millman has one?