In this game the lesson’s in your eyes to see Though things change, the future’s still inside of me We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
Taken from the song Unconditional Love by legendary artist 2Pac (1971 – 1996). Though killed at the tragically early age of 25, the socially conscious rapper had already released four hugely successful albums and provided enough material for six posthumous albums.
“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”
The utterly wonderfully short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), which tells of the unnamed narrator’s descent into madness as he murders his uncle. I’m a huge fan of the Gothic master, including The Raven, Alone and Ligeia.
After watching Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s most sentimental film by far, it got me wondering about others in the genre. And there were far more than I thought there would be, covering quite the period. How many can you work out?
Being genius is not enough, it takes courage to change people’s hearts.
Oleg (Dimiter D. Marinov) in Green Book (2018), which tells of the bond created between an Italian bouncer and a gifted Jazz pianist when confronting prejudice in the Deep South in 1962. Despite some criticism, the film received five Academy Award nominations, and won for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
Photography has always been such a big passion of mine, especially when linked with wildlife. So when I saw that the winners and finalists for the British Wildlife Photography Awards had just been announced, I had to share my favourites right away. The competition has been running since 2009, features 15 different categories and is open to both amateurs and professionals. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the overall winner?
There was so much to see at the Design Museum’s celebration of the works of Stanley Kubrick 20 years after his passing, that one post was never going to be enough to cover all the fantastic stuff inside.
Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest ever directors, so I was never going to miss an exhibition that celebrated his extraordinary vision and the intense attention to detail that helped him make such incredible films. And that was even without the five star reviews from The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, BBC website and The Evening Standard.
I haven’t done a film quiz focused on one star since Bruce Willis six months ago, so it’s time for another. Anne Hathaway is an acclaimed and multi-award winning actress, including an Academy Award, in a varied career that encompasses comedy, drama, action and adventure. As her films all cover this century, I’ll stay away from the added clues. How many can you work out?
Following on from my Christian Dior post a few days ago, I thought I’d share a few more in the form of a montage, especially as a total of 594,994 people visited the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a record for a V&A exhibition.