Gr8at: Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

Regular readers of my blog will know of my great love of photography, especially when covering nature and the animal world. So when I saw The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 I just had to include it here. If you want to see full quotes and the relevant award winners from the photographs below, please click on The Guardian’s feature here. Please feel free to let me know which is your favourite.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Film Quizzes: Cult Films

The definition of cult movie does vary with different people, but these are 12 I think more than qualify as having a devoted following despite not being the biggest of hits. Do you have a favourite? Have you seen film 10?

cult movies one Film 1  (1950s)

cult movies film 2 Film 2  (1970s)

Life of Brian Film 3  (1970s)

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 1 Film 4  (1980s)

Film Quizzes - London-set Film 2 Film 5  (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Non-animated Family Favourites Film 5 Film 6  (1980s)

Film Quiz - Best and Worst Film 18 Film 7  (1990s)

cult movies film 8 Film 8  (1990s)

Office Space Film 9  (1990s)

cult movies film 11 Film 10  (2000s)

film quizzes - teenagers film 9 Film 11  (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 9Film 12  (2000s)

Answers below

Continue reading

Line(s) of the Day #AllIsFullOfLove

bjork all is full of love

Twist your head around
It’s all around you
All is full of love

Taken from the song All is Full of Love by Icelandic artist Björk, from her third studio album Homogenic (1997). As well as an incredibly beautiful song, it also features one of the greatest music videos ever made, which I talked about here. You’re welcome to watch it here or share your favourite music video.

Line(s) of the Day #AllMyFriends

all my friend single

And if it’s crowded, all the better
Because we know we’re gonna be up late
But if you’re worried about the weather
Then you picked the wrong place to stay

Taken from the song All My Friends by New York band LCD Soundsystem from their second studio album Sounds of Silver (2007). I really do love this song and featured it back in my post of Awesome Songs of Over 7 Minutes.

Film Quizzes: Films with Little Dialogue

A few weeks on from my last quiz, time for another. And a quirky one, inspired by my seeing the final film from this set. Do you have a favourite? As always feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and score.

film quiz little dialogue film 2 Film 1 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Man v Machine Film 1 Film 2  (1960s)

film-quiz-tom-hanks-film-9 Film 3  (2000s)

film quiz little dialogue film 9 Film 4  (2000s)

film quiz little dialogue film 6 Film 5  (2000s)

film quiz little dialogue film 8 Film 6  (2010+)

Film Quizzes - Modern Day B+W Film 6 Film 7  (2010+)

film quiz little dialogue modern 7 Film 8  (2010+)

film quiz little dialogue modern Film 9  (2010+)

film quiz little dialogue film 10jpg Film 10  (2010+)

film quiz little dialogue film 11 Film 11  (2010+)

film quiz little dialogue film 12jpg Film 12  (2010+)

Answers below

Continue reading

Photography #TearsForFears

IMG_2237

From the 02 arena on Wednesday, where I saw Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal live for the first time. Better known, as course, as Tears For Fears. I listened to them a lot during childhood and so was great to finally see them perform classics like Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Mad World and Head over Heals. Click below for a bonus image.

Continue reading

Line(s) of the Day #StanandOllie

Stan and Ollie film

When you watch our movies, it was just the two of us. All we had was each other.

Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) in the delightful Stan and Ollie (2018), which tells of the duo’s attempts to make a comeback years after their Hollywood heyday and the tension that resurfaces as they start performing again. You can find other quotes from the film here.

Gr8at: Canary Wharf Winter Lights Bonus

Before the exhibition finished, I was able to see the visual delights that were the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf, a free annual festival that celebrates light, colour and movement.

img_1558

img_1455

img_1463

img_1499

img_1502

img_1489

img_1517

img_1451

Click below for a bonus eight photographs. You can see my posts covering the exhibition last year here and here.

Continue reading