Category Archives: Cinema

Day One, Slate One, Take One.

Something strange might happen at the Oscars this Sunday night. At some point during the evening, as the Hollywood glitterati are giddy on the excitement of the awards a sober moment will come. That is when the Academy will remind … Continue reading

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A moment of cinema history – Updated from 2013

Today the death was announced of the prolific Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis, at the age of 96.     The Greek flag above the Acropolis was flown at half mast, whilst the Parliament observed a minute’s silence and three days of national … Continue reading

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Henry V in the Garden of Eden – repost

Six hundred and One years ago today, October 25th 1415 the English King and his army beat the French at the Battle of Agincourt.  As we hover on the brink of triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Rome, that … Continue reading

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The first to be taken ill was a woman in her forties.  She had just arrived into the station on her usual train and was walking along the platform when she was overcome and fainted.   People stopped to help, and … Continue reading

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A Hot cinema night on Crete

There is always something magical about going to a cinema in a foreign land. Never did I feel that more than on a hot and balmy August night in the mid 1970’s when I first saw the film “Zorba the … Continue reading

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