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05/07/15 - A day off.

Went to do some washing at Lotte’s, gave me a loaf of bread she’d made. Gorgeous. Hard on the outside, soft and spongey on the inside. 116 more words

Of Cinesongs and Maverick Moviemakers

In an earlier post, I asked the question “What exactly is that movie?” in order to address forms of visual communication through a series of commercials.   253 more words

Chapter 5

Derek Jarman: smiling in slow motion

I’m a little behind on my reading. And so when I came to pick up Derek Jarman’s diaries this last week, Smiling in Slow Motion,  1,810 more words

Books that bother with truth

I have just finished reading The Good Story: exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy, a  conversation between the Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee and the clinical psychologist Arabella Kurtz. 1,136 more words

Goin' for Baroque.

2011 Ken Russell/Derek Jarman/Peter Greenaway film screening.

Three bad boys blasted open the very, very proper forms of British cinema in the 1970s and 80s with color-drenched explosions of exuberance and excess. 85 more words

A Colourful Interlude

On returning to my blog, statistics inform me that it has been 12 days since my last post. On completion of Assignment One I decided to take a week to step back from the course to rejuvenate. 596 more words


And five more poems

Five more chosen poems, this time chosen by Alan

My first poem is Leisure by Welsh poet W. H. Davies (1911). This was anthologized often, and it was regularly quoted to me as a schoolchild. 497 more words