Leonora Carrington – Top 10 Quotes

“People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.”

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep – H.P. Lovecraft

Beyond the Wall of Sleep is one of H.P. Lovecraft's greatest short stories. It begins with a quote from Shakespeare: “I have an exposition of sleep come upon me.” It then goes into a wonderful mini-essay on the nature of dreams. Whilst the greater number of our nocturnal visions are perhaps no more than faint and … Continue reading Beyond the Wall of Sleep – H.P. Lovecraft

The Gentleness & Vulgarity of ‘Crimes of Passion’

I only got round to seeing Crimes of Passion... yesterday. Yes, yesterday. My excuse - I was minus two when the film was released. Crimes of Passion moves between a seemingly confident prostitute and Bobby, a generic man whose marriage is failing. In order to make some more money to keep Amy (the wife) happy, Bobby takes on some extra night work conducting surveillance on a woman – Joanna Crane (Kathleen Turner) – at the behest of Joanna’s employer

Remembering Eddard Stark (spoilers)

It's been years since I finished the books, I'm expecting season five on DVD next week and of course season six airs next month... that's a lot of waiting. So, I decided to reminisce about the good old days; when Ned was around. Besides, people are talking about him again now, questioning what he really … Continue reading Remembering Eddard Stark (spoilers)

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – top 5 strangest songs

Known for their odd comedy songs and surreal covers of rag-time tracks, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band started out on the hit 60s show Do Not Adjust Your Set (a precursor to what would later become Monty Python's Flying Circus), alongside Eric Idle, Michael Palin, David Jason (amazingly, the most popular cast member at the … Continue reading The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – top 5 strangest songs