CREATING DESIRE – by Gary S. Smolker

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

I just returned from watching 18 films about fascinating people (in 5 days) at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, Canada.

The City of Toronto is known world wide, in the movie making business, as the city that has the most film literate audience.

Most Motivating Movie I Saw at the Festival

The most motivating movie I saw at the festival was “Paris Can Wait.”

“Paris Can Wait” teaches us that even the most seductive Frenchman can not seduce a well grounded morally straight all American girl.

I say “Paris Can Wait” is the most motivating movie I saw at the festival because after seeing “Paris Can Wait” the woman I was with wanted a glass of wine and assured me that all women in the audience wanted a glass of wine also.

She told me that was the main topic of conversation in the woman’s washroom after the movie concluded.

My Scientific Experiment

At the festival I was able to test my theory that I can tell all I need to know about a woman instantaneously, in less than a minute by looking at the shoes she is wearing.

Below is my report on the experiment I carried out at the festival.

Sophistication Unplugged

Experimental Result and Conclusion

I could tell by looking at the shoes and clothes women attending the festival were wearing and the hand bag they were holding/carrying [while going to see films and standing in line to see films and in the theatres showing the films] how hip, knowledgeable, self-confident, full of self-esteem, energetic, brave, courageous, sophisticated, and full of energy they are/were and whether they welcome new adventure.

Benefit to Mankind of Discovery


(You Need to Understand Women in Order to Know How to Please Them)

If you know how to do it,  you can tell what kind of woman a woman is in less than one minute [instantaneously] by looking at the shoes she is wearing.

For detailed information on this topic, check out my blog posts on Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes at

Theory Proven

(Summary: The Shoes A Woman Wears Is Much More Revealing than the Palm of Her Hand.)

The scholarly “in-the-field-enterprise” described below and scientific experimental data set forth in visual form below conclusively proves that the shoes a woman is wearing is much more revealing than the palms of her hands.

If a woman wears “sexy shoes”, and if the man she is with looks at her shoes, the vision of her in her shoes will close around the man looking at her shoes, that image will reach inside him, controlling his every thought as he is looking at her shoes.

The image he sees of her at that moment, in her sexy shoes, will be impossible for him to forget.

It is not complicated:

  • Women know how to parameterize.
  • Women know that after seeing her in her sexy shoes, a weak man might get drunk and say something poetic and romantic to her, then wake up with her besides him the next morning, with a terrible hangover, kneading his forehead and consumed with guilt because of the sweet possessive looks she is giving him.
  • Women have no trouble putting any man in a box, and tying it with a ribbon and giving herself to him as a wedding gift … by wearing sexy shoes, then getting the man she is with drunk.

A BIT OF ADVICE TO MEN:  You don’t have to be a big thinker, it is a transcendent universal, the ultimate reality, beware of women wearing “sexy shoes.”

My Analysis of the Following Scientific Experimental Data


Below is a series of pictures of the shoes worn by a woman I met Friday night (September 16, 2016)  in the waiting area for Air Canada flight AC793 to Los Angeles at the Pearson International Airport, Toronto – on way back home after I had been in Toronto for seven days.

I met her while I was waiting to board an Air Canada plane to take me back to Los Angeles from Toronto.




Can’t you tell what kind of person that woman is just by looking at the shoes she is wearing, pictured above?

I can/I could.

Coincidentally, the name of the “young woman” whose shoes are shown above is Nirvana.

I could tell instantaneously by looking at Nirvana’s gold Gucci shoes that Nirvana has money spending power; she is fashion conscious; she is a cutting edge person.

Nirvana can buy or has someone in her life who will buy her shoes that cost $500 or more; Nirvana knows what is going on in the world of fashion; Nirvana makes up her own mind; Nirvana is comfortable in her own skin, and is (a) smart, (b) fun, and (c) energetic in every sense of those three words.

In summary, by looking at the gold shoes Nirvana was wearing, I knew in less than one minute [instantaneously] that Nirvana is SMART, FUN and ENERGETIC.

After I introduced myself to Nirvana and asked for permission to take pictures of her shoes and of her to post on my blog, and after Nirvana told me it was/is okay to do so, Nirvana told me Nirvana’s hobbies are napping (two 10 minute naps a day) and dancing.

While we were waiting to catch our plane back to Los Angeles, Nirvana and I talked about how Gucci recently made a “comeback” in the world of fashion.

By the way the shoes Nirvana is wearing are Gucci shoes.


Below is a series of photographs I took of a woman I saw sitting at a table at the Canteen where I was having my breakfast on morning Sunday (September 11, 2016).

Upon looking at that woman’s poise and “pose”, I immediately knew she is a woman who has great flare and great acting ability.

I immediately knew that I wanted to take a picture of her wearing her over the knee boots shown in the photographs below.

Look at the boots she is/was wearing.

Immediately after seeing her, I walked up to her to ask if I could take photographs of the books she was/is wearing.

She told me I could take a picture of her and the shoes she is/was wearing to post on my blog.

She then gave me a business card.

She did not pose for the photo shoots (the photos below) I took of her boots.

What you see in the photograph below is what I saw when I first looked at her.



She told me her name is Helena-Alexis and that she is an Actress/Model.

Her business card states:

  • She (Helena-Alexis) is a two time winner of the Best Actress award of FACES MAGAZINE,
  • She has twice been nominated Best Actress by BLACK CANADIAN ARTISTS, and
  • She has twice been nominated Best Model by FACES MAGAZINE.


The minute I saw Robin (aka as Bronwen Hughes) come at stage at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto at 10:15 p.m. on September 15, 2016, to introduce the “World Premier” screening of her film “The Journey Is The Destination”, I knew I was about to see an exciting movie because I could tell by looking at her that she is an exciting woman.

I instantaneously recognized that Robin is an exciting woman by merely looking at Robin’s shoes as well as the rest of her ensemble.

Below are photographs I took of Robin at the Isabel Bader Theater immediately after the showing of her film “The Journey Is the Destination.”

The photographs below show what Robin looked like when Robin came on the stage at the Isabel Bader Theatre to introduce her movie.

The screenplay for “the Journey is the Destination” was written jointly by Robin with Jan Sardi.

By the way, Jan Sardi also wrote the screenplay for Shine and also wrote the screenplay for The Notebook.

Look at Robin’s outfit, in the photo below which I took of Robin while she was on the stage at the Isabel Bader Theatre.


Look at Robin’s shoes.


Look again at Robin’s shoes.


Before the screening of her film began, Robin said to the audience: “How can you be good at something you are not passionate about?

Robin said:

  • It takes guts and vision to make a visionary film
  • When you have a vision [of a film you want to make] you need visionaries to get on board with you to move your project/train down the track.
  • You are about to see a visionary film made by a team of visionaries.
  • This film is about a photojournalist [Dan Eldon] who lived the steroid version of the life I want(ed) to live.

Below is a close up photograph I took of Robin’s face.

I see determination, strength, and and will to succeed (a) radiating out from Robin’s face, (b) radiating out from Robin’s over one shoulder black blouse, (c) radiating out from Robin’s sandals/shoes, (d) radiating out from Robin’s contagious smile and (e) radiating out from Robin’s silver shorts.


Below is a picture I took of Robin sitting down at the edge of the stage while answering questions directed to her by people in the audience.



I could instantaneously tell, by looking at Robin, that Robin is a woman who robustly lives life.

I could instantaneously tell by looking at Robin’s shoes, silver shorts, black over the shoulder blouse, and by looking at the earnest/contagious gleam in her eyes and smile that Robin is a fiercely creative artist.

I knew nothing about Robin and had never seen Robin before I took the above photos of Robin.

Mathematical Certainty

Although I have given my analysis of the type of woman a women is by merely looking at her shoes, and although what I say in the material above sounds scientific, BEWARE I do not claim mathematical certainty.

I may have misjudged one or more of the women whose shoes I have analyzed.

Perhaps I have completely mistaken who and what kind of women those women are by merely looking at the shoes they were wearing at the time I first saw them, which was the first time I met each one of them.

Perhaps I have over-stated the power sexy shoes, and the power a woman wearing sexy shoes, can/does have over a man.

Certainly becoming “drunk”/inebriated with a man while wearing “sexy shoes” is far more than an ingenious set of tools women use for facilitating uninhibited communication.

The story told in “Paris Can Wait” demonstrates that the combination of good food and good wine are a veritable nuclear weapon.

The Most Motivating Movie I Saw at the 2016 TIFF

Watching “Paris Can Wait” made everyone hungry and crazy with desire to have a glass of wine.

“Paris Can Wait” was/is written and directed by a 78 year old beginner – Eleanor Coppola, the wife of Francis Coppola for over five decades.

It is an intoxicating tour from Cannes to Paris – heavenly vistas, art and architecture and visions of cuisine regionales to die for.

Add a seductive bon vivant to the mix who tells the woman he is with (while taking two days to drive her to Paris from Cannes – normally a two hour car drive) that all women before her had been mere souffle and she is Creme Brulee.

When I described this movie – the food and wine and scenery – to two sophisticated women I know, one replied:

“I wish we were in Toronto, with Femme Fatale on Gary’s right and me on the left and wine in-between movies.”

The other woman (Femme Fatale) replied:

“Gary the the best exotic.

“Yes we may plan that for next year.”

After watching “Paris can wait, I took the woman I was with to my favorite restaurant in Toronto, Terroni at 57 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she and I had a glass of wine before dinner, she had Amatrice as her entree and I had Spaghetti Canna Mare, after dinner drinks and wonderful deserts.

Below is a photograph I took of the woman who saw “Paris Can Wait” with me and of a glass containing the wonderful wine served to her before her dinner entree arrived.


Below is a picture of Amatrice – the wonderful entree served to her which she enjoyed immensely.


Below is a photograph I took of the entree served to me (Spaghetti Canna Mare) – which I enjoyed immensely.


We shared tow wonderful desserts – a Torta Calda and a Budino di Caramello, and both drank a different wonderful after dinner wine.

Below is a photograph I took of the deserts we shared.

She is looking at her smart phone to figure out how we are going to get to the next movie we were going to see right after dinner.


By the way, we saw 18 movies in 5 days together.

In between movies, we often had something to drink and a snack.

Below is a picture of one of those snacks we enjoyed on September 14 in between leaving one movie theatre and rushing off to another movie theater.

The picture below is a photograph I took of the strawberry shortcake we enjoyed together – shared with each other – while each of us were sipping our own coffee cup containing a generous shot of Baileys in a cup of coffee.


The ingredients of Strawberry Shortcake Dish shown above are rosewood honeycomb, lemon poppy seed cake, and burnt honeycomb ice cream.

We enjoyed that snack at the LUMA Restaurant located at 350 King St. W. Floor 2, Toronto, Ontario.


Sophisticated people know foreplay does not begin in the bedroom.

Gary S. Smolker, publisher, movie reviewer, social commentator
Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog

Gary S. Smolker, fashion blogger
Dudes Guide to Women's Shoes



Copyright © 2016 Gary S. Smolker, All Rights Reserved






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About Gary S. Smolker

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Every successful enterprise ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others. Otherwise, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Imagination, open mindedness and flexibility are the most important factors in unlocking potential. Those who embrace innovation, improvisation, continuous learning, time management, are action oriented, high energy, passionate, creative, purposeful and intense individuals are best equipped to succeed. We all have ideas and the ability to make progress by sharing information and our ideas and also by changing our ideas when appropriate. We should always be on the lookout for teaching and mentoring moments. We hold time like water in our hands; however tightly we clench our fingers, it drips away. But, if it falls on a seed, a seed may grow to become something that will have a positive social impact. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to learn, to innovate, to lead, to mentor and to teach. I seek to write things worth reading and want to do things worth writing about. I enjoy (a) driving a fast car, (b) having intense conversations (c) teaching/mentoring, (d) reading and (e) being involved in productive activity. PERSONAL: I believe in cultivating and backing passionate people, innovation, and old fashioned good ideas. I love making human connections and spreading good ideas. I am strongly motivated to achieve in situations in which independence of thought and action are called for. PERSONAL GOALS: I want to live life vibrantly, to be as sharp as a tack until my last breath and to change the world by being me. My personal goal is to be fully engaged in life, to lead by example, to set high standards and to continue to amass firsthand experience and knowledge in all that interests me. PERSONALITY: I love fun and mischief. I relish absurdity. I have an irreverent, facetious and satiric disposition. I dread boredom. I have spent a lifetime reading. I have no bias against people who have lived successful and/or complicated lives. I write to release tension, to get things off my chest. SOCIAL MEDIA: I post articles on the "Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange" blog at, and "Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes" at I also post images and comments on Instagram @garyspassion. CONTACT INFORMATION: Gary Smolker, Smolker Law Firm, 16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 525, Encino, California, 91436-2609, USA. Phone 1-818-788-7290, e-mail

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