Film Review: “Paterson” – a mood poem

I’ve just watched “Paterson” – a Jim Jarmusch film about a bus driver who secretly writes poetry and delights in overheard conversation.  It’s a really gentle, observant film with not much action, but a lot of listening.  Here’s a really good summary of it by reviewer Mark Kermode, who sums it up as a ‘mood poem”

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Tiny Films – Fiona Watson

A salute to the day – a fly past by birds, which goes by the lovely title of “Murmuration” – a naturally occurring phenomenon. Filmed by artist Fiona Watson.

Fiona Watson has made a series of tiny films – lasting simply between one minute and two minutes in length.  These are very do-able for anyone who a camera which records video, and some basic editing equipment.

Here is one video recorded out of the train window on a journey, edited and set to music.  It seems to tell a small story, with a haunting piece of music and an everyday intercity journey (Edinburgh to Glasgow).

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