And never mind what we see on screen, it’s what happens after the cameras have stopped rolling that truly terrifies me the most.
One reason that I find soaps hard to understand is that there are always people trying to get into bed with other people - often the same people - and these bizarre relationships evolve over years.
Phantom Thread preaches at the high table of cinema as a material, analogue, art and craft. It’s not slow cinema, but it certainly is not in a hurry.
Formula 1, from my own recessed gantry, seems a dangerous balance between man and machine, nature and nurture, technology and craft.
I've stuffed my Audible wish list full of items I optimistically hope to consume over the coming months; from self-help to business, foreign languages, biography and memoir, and a few hitherto unread classics as well.
Wings To Fly captures all that I love and admire about Nanci as an artist. Her wonderful songs and pipe clear voice.
Despite the film not dwelling too much on the day-to-day of ordinary folk, it struck me that Reformation England and Brexit Britain have a fair bit in common. Two sides, entrenched, a compromise must (and will) be sought.
However, this summer I have been wowed by experts in tennis and athletics, and they have validated my personal belief of why we need to listen to people who know their subject and have an degree of expertise.
1. Any character in a story can be sympathetic, given the right treatment.
2. The truth in reality is either what is in front of us, or it is not what is in front of us.
3. We each make our own reality.
Interview Magazine getting Phair to interview Elizabeth Wurtzel, ahead of a re-issue of Wurtzel's Prozac Nation, was a wonderfully unexpected read: Two Elizabeths, two women who made their name making (mostly) white men feel uncomfortable for the fact that they are white women.