Health & Safety Film: Sports Equipment

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Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone

For the first time, I watched “Rocky” through – best of all, the attached DVD commentary by Sylvester Stallone – who comes across clearly as a writer: He talks about finding the heart of the story – and how financially broke he was when writing.  There are wry and ironic looks back – and he comes across as an intelligent, thinking writer. The whole opportunity … Continue reading Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone

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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Friday Night is Health and Safety Film Night: Easy Money

Yes, Patrons, in 2018, back without popular demand: Friday night is Health and Safety Film Night at this particular blog circus tent. Tonight’s lecture subject is: “Easy Money”.  Yes, that’s “Easy Money”.  See, I even said the word “money” quite simply.  It’s easy.  But not so simple to pick up.  Roll the cinefilm, Beowulf, there’s a lamb. The obvious lesson here, lecturees, is to adjust … Continue reading Friday Night is Health and Safety Film Night: Easy Money