FILM: Emily Dickinson “A Quiet Passion”

I’ve just emerged, blinking, into daylight from spending/wasting 2 hours with Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion” (director: Terence Davies). If you’re intending to watch it: sit in a fully darkened room so you can see what’s onscreen in the gloom don’t try it as a date night don’t watch it (unless you love IngmarContinue reading “FILM: Emily Dickinson “A Quiet Passion””

Andy Warhol eats a hamburger

Stop me if you’ve seen this before – but I’ll be amazed if you have – a short film of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger (although foodie pedants will be shouting “it’s a BEEFburger!”).  Jorgen Leth travelled from Sweden with a film crew to capture the moments. Why?  Well, it was part of a setContinue reading “Andy Warhol eats a hamburger”

Edith & her 8 Oscars

She won 8 Oscars, over a 50 year career in films – AND is suspected to be one of the most likely inspirations for Edna Mode, the cartoon clothes designer in “The Incredibles”.  Hardworking – she claimed to work 15 hours a day for 6 days a week. Here she is, in person, interviewed, presentingContinue reading “Edith & her 8 Oscars”

Terry Gilliam

Animator, Python (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) and film-maker, Terry Gilliam, was invited earlier in the year to select favourite films. Given the run of Criterion’s DVD Closet, he excitedly chose: Yojimbo RIFIFI The complete Jaques Tati A box-set of Ingmar Bergman 8 1/2 (which he says is a great truthful insight into being a Director)Continue reading “Terry Gilliam”

Health & Safety Film: Shoes

Comedy: Having designated Friday evenings as “Health & Safety Film Evenings”, we at ,& relax by having a staff showing of a Health & Safety Film by a figment of our imagination: the unintentionally comic Professor Mal Archaic.   Professor Mal Archaic:  Yes, revellers, once again we come to the end of a working weekContinue reading “Health & Safety Film: Shoes”

Film Shorts

How do you get feedback when you’ve made a short film/video?  Perhaps made for college – once you’ve sent it round the Film Festival circuit – where next? Check out a Facebook group: “Short Film Sharer.” It gives space to get feedback for films viewable online – and of course seeing what other filmmakers haveContinue reading “Film Shorts”