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Popcorn in a Dark Room

Thanks for tuning into the blog hop this week, where the topic is our favorite movie. Please check out Stevie Turner’s website to see what movies she loves and, while you’re at it, check out… 668 more words


Books I Read in August & September 2015

• Middlemarch, by George Eliot — In August, I finished reading Middlemarch. I was rereading it for the Eliot Project which “Sophie” and I are doing. 608 more words


Beau travail

Beau travail (1999) dir. Claire Denis

Beau travail is (loosely) adapted from Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, and takes its score from the 1951 opera also based on the novel. 295 more words

Movie Notes

Blog Tour #Willem-of-the-Tafel by @hans_hirschi. A future and a past eerily recognisable

Hi all:

Today I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour for the new novel by Hans Hirschi. If you remember I already brought you another one of his books ‘ 1,273 more words

Blog Tour

Beau Travail Review: L’esprit de corps

“So far from its being his person, what is sacred in a human being is the impersonal in him. Everything which is impersonal in man is sacred, and nothing else.” Simon Weil… 822 more words


The Organist and the Sailor

For many years Noreen Hennessy was quite the character in Sydney, where she worked as the resident organist at the Prince Edward Theatre. Now, I was surprised to discover that theatres and cinemas (and the Prince Edward doubled as both things) had resident organists long after the transition from silent films to talkies – but they did, and they were often very famous and popular. 349 more words


I Was in an Opera Once

It’s true,

Every now and again I like to imagine that my life is a sitcom. And sometimes, just occasionally mind you, I’ll step outside of my comfort zone and make a… 804 more words

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