WordPress is filled with fantastic blogathons, especially in film. So when asked by the very fab Anna at Film Grimoire to participate in such an original idea I had to join in. Especially as it highlights the many great roles and performances by women in films of all genres and eras.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Travel Snapshot: (Airplane shot) Kew Gardens, London
Taken when out visiting Kew Gardens. There are trees everywhere so there are some great framing possibilities.
Line(s) of the Day #Heroes
Line(s) of the Day #TheKinks
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don’t need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise.
The opening verse of ‘Waterloo Sunset’, by The Kinks, from their album Something Else (1967)
Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – Psycho (1960) – Alex Raphael
There’s a very fine Blogathon being hosted by Zoe and Rob of every Hitchcock film. Starting from his early black and white, silent films to his more modern masterpieces. I just had to get involved. Always interested to hear your thoughts too.
Here’s Alex from Alex Raphael for a review of probably Hitchcock’s most famous movie, Psycho for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon.
Thanks Alex for this great review!
When you are discussing Psycho, you are not merely reviewing a film but a phenomenon. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to shock, amaze and enthrall audiences over 50 years since it was released amidst a wave of notorious publicity. It is not just a horror film, able to terrify audiences without the use of the supernatural or special effects. It is not just a story about a man’s disturbing relationship with his mother, with an underlying social commentary on voyeurism. Or even a film taking the groundbreaking view of killing off its leading character halfway through the film. Quite simply, it is all this and more.
Based on the Robert Bloch novel published the previous year, Psycho tells of a young woman, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the…
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Line(s) of the Day #KarlMarx
Line(s) of the Day #CharlesDickens
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
The very gifted, and very prolific, English writer Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870). Thanks Autumn.
Reviews and other Features – A – Z Reading Challenge
Zoe, Natasha and Kim have all done this very cool A – Z feature based on reading. Literature has been a big part of the blog and has always meant a lot to me, so there was no way I wasn’t going to get in on the fun.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Roald Dahl. He had such a wonderful imagination and was one of the writers who got me into reading from a very early age.
Line(s) of the Day #Cuckoo
Lorna: Just hang out in your room and make sure the kids don’t get out of hand
Rachel: Kids! We’re like three years older than them. Most of them probably fancied me at school
Dylan: No one fancied you at school. or in fact now.
Ben: Not true. I do. So that’s one person.
Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith, Tyger Drew-Honey and Matt Lacey in the British sitcom Cuckoo.