Posts Tagged: 'film'

About Time

“I just try to live every day, as though I’ve deliberately come back to this day to enjoy it, as though it was the last full final day of my extraordinary ordinary life”

The Spy Who Loved Me Opening Sequence

When I was seven my Mum and I spent a weekend with my Aunt and Uncle at their flat in Harrow. My Uncle was evidently tasked with entertaining me whilst my Mum caught up with her sister and he wisely decided upon the cinema. We were queueing to buy our tickets for a long forgotten Continue Reading

St Vincent End Credits – Bill Murray Sings Bob Dylan

I really enjoyed St Vincent, it came in under the radar and was a lovely surprise – so nice to see a film without preconceptions and expectations. Bill Murray is fabulous, right down to the end credits.

It’s Not Every Day You Get to Build an X-Wing

Watching the trailers for the new Stars Wars film makes me feel seven again… I cannot wait for December.

Jaws – See It Before You Go Swimming

I’ve just been reading an interesting article about Jaws over on the Guardian. I hadn’t realised that Jaws essentially created the Hollywood Summer blockbuster; before Jaws Summer was a quiet period “why go to the movies when the sun is shining?”. It was also one of the first event movies, where “front loaded” marketing and promotion Continue Reading

Bob Hoskins – The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday is one of my favourite films, and has one of the best endings ever committed to celluloid. The way in which Bob Hoskins conveys a range of emotions from surprise to anger to realisation and finally acceptance without speaking a word is mesmerising. A wonderful actor and a huge loss. Bob Hoskins Continue Reading