Those Curious Coen Brothers

I’ve seen people walk out of the cinema before a Coen film has ended, and I’ve heard the confused and annoyed chatter during the end credits, but the brothers have still managed to break really quite unusual, niche films into the mainstream. Perhaps this is partly due to the large list of popular actors who are keen to work with them.

Music for Peace of Mind – The Theremin

Music for Peace of Mind was the last of the three projects on which Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman* played theremin on pieces composed by Harry Revel, following 1947’s Music out of the Moon and 1948’s Perfume Set to Music. We are lucky enough to own a theremin, although I’ve yet to learn to use it properly!Continue reading “Music for Peace of Mind – The Theremin”

This is a Good Read – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A review of the great book The Joy Luck Club. I only got round to reading Amy Tan’s book last year and I’m so glad I did! The Joy Luck Club is the story of four Chinese immigrant mothers living in San Francisco and their relationships with their grown Chinese-American daughters. I have read other reviews ofContinue reading “This is a Good Read – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan”

Tyrion Lannister (spoilers)

I love the Song of Ice and Fire books and the Game of Thrones TV series. Like many thousands of people, Tyrion Lannister is my favourite character. So far, his story in the books is more exciting than in the TV show, but that’s like saying that peanut butter is better than Nutella; Nutella is still fantastic. HBOContinue reading “Tyrion Lannister (spoilers)”

Responses: Avebury Photos (1933 + 1942) – Paul Nash.

Originally posted on Celluloid Wicker Man:
The landscape painter and augmenter, Paul Nash, had a momentary, glimpsed relationship with the Wiltshire town of Avebury.  The landscape, which brims with a sense of ancientness and magic, evidently enraptured the painter for a brief spell of creative yield not simply in painting but in photography as a…