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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

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If 'Twere Done...

The blogosphere and cyberia are all kerfuffle about The Meaning of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Montag puts the novel in the same category as… 70 more words

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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February Reads

Well it took one whole month for my new years resolution to completely derail–one whole month and four seasons of Game of Thrones. Husband and I had never seen it before and we had just finished watching Battlestar Gallactica when our friends brought us seasons one and two of Game of Thrones. 960 more words