Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Songs that were salvaged from my mp3 player - 6

Hammer song –Alex Harvey
Here’s A Health To The Sauters – Ceolbeg
Hotel Room – Edgar Broughton Band
House of Jacob – The Nits
I’m only trying to prove to myself that I’m not like everybody else – The Outsiders
In the Launderette – Spot
In the Mud – Gary Farr
It’s all about a roundabout – Spooky Tooth
Ivory Boy – The Nits
John the Baptist – John and Beverley Martin

Some more JOB

watercolour Marilyn by JOB

You Tube

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Soon I will start to post some videos

Hannibal Rising

I watched 'Hannibal Rising' last night. I'm a big fan of Thomas Harris' novels and the films that have been made from them. Harris is a good a script writer as a novelist and his script is in the hands of some excellent filmakers. This film is a great cinematic experience. While watching the film that came to mind was 'Perfume'(an excellent film of a great novel.


For Christmas I was given a box set of Joseph Losey films by my wife. I watched 'Accident' for the first time in about 20 years on the evening of Christmas Day. Earlier in the evening I had watched the announcement of Harold Pinter's death on the news. 'Accident' was a film that left an indelible impression on me as a teenager and as a young man but I hadn't been able to see it for years. Seeing it again my belief was re-inforced that this is one of the best films of the 60s and one of the best films in world cinema. The writing direction and acting, photography, set design, sound and editing are as good as you will find in cinema. The film based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley (one of the greatest and undercelebrated English Novelists.) Pinter's script takes the source and creates another work that stands beside and apart from a great novel.