A nearly full week, of nearly free films
If you wanted an almost packed week of bargain film veiwing you could do this - City of God at UCL tonight Picadilly at West London Trade Union Club in Acton on Saturday Afternoon The Ice Storm at the Zabludowicz Collection Pop Up Cinema in Kentish Town at 4pm on Sunday Pump up the Volume at Goldsmiths on Monday night Speed at the Kings College Cinémathèque at rather early start time of 17.15...
60th Anniversary of the Korean War - Exhibition at... →
A new discovery for me in town, the Korean Cultural Institute on Northumberland Avenue, currently has an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the start of the Korean War in 1950. There are many news reports on the war today, and most of them noting that it is a conflict much further from public consciousness than the major wars that bracket it, World War 2 and Vietnam. I struggled to...
Iceland: ridge, plume and basalt →
Timely recommendation from the Open University. Volcanoes and geology, no talk of ash clouds or economic cataclysm, just good old usually sturdy rocks.
Fragmentary evidence of sunshine on Sunday →
I think I took a good photograph, it doesn’t happen very often.
Cutter's Way - Opening Shots →
Not too much by way of spoilers in this blog post on the opening sequence of Ivan Passer’s Cutter’s Way, but hopefully enough to entice a few more people to watch it. This seemed like the natural film to turn to in honour of Jeff Bridges’ recent Oscar success, so it is fresh in my mind, it is remarkable in many ways but it is hard to explain how it manages to be equally...
My choice for a Good Friday movie - I Walked with... →
It was not the film I expected it to be, but I think it was quite an unexpectedly apt choice. You’ll have to watch it to see if you agree, my thoughts on religion and mysticism have not yet settled, and I’d like to watch Tourneur’s Cat People again to compare and contrast.
Trains in films - almost as exciting as... →
Great collection of images - Part Five includes Kurosawa’s High and Low which has one of my favourite train sequences.
Six English Towns
I’ve been discovering the television work of Alec Clifton-Taylor, there is not enough television about architecture these days so I’ve had to turn to a classic BBC documentary of the 70s and 80s. There is no flash or gimmick in these shows, just fact and substance, they may look and sound a little old fashioned but it is a reminder that television can be compelling without having to...
Playlist from Monday
At the end of some listening through the day, this was my final playlist to close out a satisfactory Monday. The Struggle Against Unreality Begins - Matmos I Fell In Love - Alasdair Roberts Seba - Leafcutter John Six Foolish Fisherman - Minotaur Shock Jacking Off Making Airplane Noises - Sunroof Cabernet - Aronas Við og við - Ólöf Arnalds Packs of Three - Arab Strap Part One(Jessamine) - Rosy...