Five Reasons Why Ennio Morricone Is The Man

March 27, 2011

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Of late, a certain CD has been on fairly constant rotation in my car: The Platinum Collection, a three-disc case of pure awesome, packaged in silver and oozing with awesome. A selection of some the essential pieces of music written by a man who I believe the creme-de-la-creme of composers, living or dead. A man […]

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Moments That Changed Me – Hotaru no haka

March 22, 2011

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And so, tried with the task of choosing the moments in cinema that changed him, his perspective and his view of cinema, he set off into the wilderness of his memories – be they good, bad, wondrous, horrific – and began writing them down. These are the Moments That Changed Me… Hotaru no haka – […]

Cinéma vérité, Horror and The Importance of Performance

March 20, 2011

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So we come this week to performance styles; something I’ve been looking forward to discussing for many a week now, ever since there was even a flutter of a hope that we may get the opportunity to discuss acting in cinema.   Being – kind of – a stage performer before I was ever a […]

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Moments That Changed Me – The Exorcist

March 19, 2011

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And so, tried with the task of choosing the moments in cinema that changed him, his perspective and his view of cinema, he set off into the wilderness of his memories – be they good, bad, wondrous, horrific – and began writing them down. These are the Moments That Changed Me… The Exorcist (1973)   […]

The ‘Ronde’ and Elephant

March 19, 2011

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written 13/03/2011   Today, I am feeling rather lethargic and hungry, so if this entry feels either sluggish or starved, this would be why. Furthermore, Mark has now made the critical mistake of using my blog as an example of an apparently informative, pretty and generally awesome (read ‘adequate’) blog, which is frightening because something […]

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Mothlight and The Aroma of Tea

March 18, 2011

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  Stan Brakhage makes pretty things with dead stuff in Mothlight (1968)   written 4/3/2011   By my own admission, I hadn’t any idea who Stan Brakhage was until I was introduced to the above (Mothlight, 1968), a silent film (although probably more a ‘sequence’) consisting of dead plants, bugs and dirt sandwiched between two […]

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