Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Rainy Saturday ....
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: Its back in cinemas after 50 years! A nice contrast to the bland epics of today with their shallow CGI effects, full of pantomime grotesques and token females. Lean's magesterial epic seen on the big screen may seriously damage your ability to enjoy anything else.
It was also great to see CLEOPATRA on the big screen on its general release back in 1964 .... will that get a 50th anniversary re-release too?
Good too to see AMOUR (the breakout arthouse hit of the year), ARGO, THE MASTER, RUST & BONE and SKYFALL among the top 10 films in London.