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.
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.
Happy six year bloggerversary. It’s amazing to think how quickly the time has flown and how much has happened within that period. Even just within the past year. Thanks to everyone who reads/likes/comments and for all whose blogs I enjoy reading, especially those who I have he opportunity to connect with. You know how great you all are 😃
Here are eight are of my favourite posts from the past year. The first one won’t surprise you!
Exciting News: First Published Short Story
The Twilight Zone
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019
Tim Vine Joke
Cult Films Quiz
International Pano Awards 2018
Canary Wharf Winter Lights
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
French author Jules Renard (1864 – 1910) who was renowned for the use of nature in his works.
It was the Edinburgh Fringe recently, so in tribute here are a combination of eight one-liners from the competition just gone and the previous nine years. Have you ever been? Do you have a favourite?
“A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it.”
Ross Smith (2019)
“I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
Tim Vine (2010)
“My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he’s a man after my own heart.”
Masai Graham (2016)
“I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.”
Ken Cheng (2017)
“I’ve decided to sell my hoover – well, it was just collecting dust.”
Tim Vine (2014)
“I’ve got an Eton-themed advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts.”
Ivo Graham (2019)
“Working at the Jobcentre has to be a tense job, knowing that if you get fired you still have to come in the next day.”
Adam Rowe (2018)
“Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy.”
Richard Stott (2019)
Deacon Palmer: Just because a restaurant is open 24 hours a day, doesn’t mean you have to eat there 24 hours a day.
Doug Heffernan: That is exactly what it means.
Kevin James and Victor Williams in the New York-set sitcom The King of Queens (1999 – 2007) that focuses on a food and sports-loving delivery driver, who has an easy life until his father-in-law moves in.
I don’t normally reference fashion (save perhaps for Fashion and Art at The Chocolate Show and Film Quizzes: Stylish and Iconic Female Outfits) but I had to share these photos from The Christian Dior Exhibition at the V&A. Are you a big fan of Dior? Have you been to the V&A? They do great exhibitions, including the Pink Floyd one last year.
(skating judge) Bob Rawlinson: I’ll deny I ever said it honey, but you’re just not the image we want to portray. You’re representing our country for fuck’s sake. We need to see a wholesome American family. You just refuse to play along.
Tonya Harding: I don’t have a wholesome American family.
Dan Triandiflou and Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017), which tells of the difficult background of American Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and the circumstances regarding the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Buddy Marcelle: I want the same thing you want.
Adonis Creed: And what’s that?
Buddy Marcelle: In the history of boxing there have been 77 heavyweight champions. You know that? And how many do you think they know? Four? Five? The belt ain’t enough. You need a narrative. Something that sticks to the ribs. Your dad, he knew that.
Russell Hornsby and Adonis Creed Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 (2018), the eighth film in the Rocky franchise that began in 1976. In a story that has a powerful connection to previous films in the franchise, Apollo Creed’s son must face off in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son.