5 Quotes from the Gormenghast Trilogy

Let's have some quotes from Mervyn Peake's beautifully disturbing Gormenghast trilogy. I love the books and, unlike many, I also really enjoyed the BBC adaptation, but there are rumors that Neil Gaiman is going to have a crack at his own TV version!     1. "He had no longer any need for home, for … Continue reading 5 Quotes from the Gormenghast Trilogy

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The Friday Film: Wakefield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXQMzycswk Wakefield is a film about a man (Bryan Cranston) who abandons his family. The protagonist explores the issues of abandonment as well as other social problems. Most people know Cranston from Breaking Bad (and those of us of a certain age, Malcolm in the Middle) and his character here is similar in that he's … Continue reading The Friday Film: Wakefield

The Friday Film – Beetlejuice (1988)

It's high on my list of Tim Burton favourites. It was obviously a huge hit and you can even get Beetlejuice Lego! I've watched the film so many times and it delights me with every viewing. The Day-O dinner scene is one of the greatest comedy moments in the history of film.

The Friday Film: Peeping Tom

Protagonist Mark is subjected to constant surveillance by his father as a child under the guise of scientific research. This unusual upbringing results in Mark becoming the ultimate voyeur in adulthood. Working in a film studio by day, he captures scenes which are far more sinister in his free time. Mark films the murders of young women.

The Friday Film: Rope (1948)

Last night, I watched Hitchcock's ultimate suspense film Rope for the first time! It's definitely near the top of my favourite films by this legendary director. In fact, it probably shares the top spot with Rear Window, although there are still many that I haven't seen.

7 Wise Quotes from Steven Toast

Self-absorbed actor Steven Toast is the perfect comedy character from BAFTA-winning Matt Berry.   If your name isn't big on a theatre poster, do some individual leafleting outside the building making sure that it's YOU who has star billing! Never speak in a sentence with more than six words in it. Stay away from the … Continue reading 7 Wise Quotes from Steven Toast

The Friday Film – Fellini’s Satyricon

Fellini-Satyricon This is not a historical picture, a Cecil B. DeMille picture. It is not even a Fellini picture, in the sense of La Strada, or Nights of Cabiria, or even La Dolce Vita. - Joanna Paul Having only discovered Fellini over the past year or so, last night I watched Satyricon for the first time. … Continue reading The Friday Film – Fellini’s Satyricon