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Bookworm Monday #30: I LOVE YOU MATTHEW HAWKWOOD!

Currently reading:
Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman
The Dream Killer of Paris by Fabrice Bourland

For this week’s Bookworm Monday (our 30th!), I thought I’d do something a little different. 1,241 more words

Bookworm Monday

Brief Musings About Tommy in Ratcatcher

(Reflections of Tommy Flanagan in the 1999 Film Ratcatcher, written and directed by Lynne Ramsay)

One of Tommy’s relatively early roles was Da (George Gillespie) in Ratcatcher, a film set in 1970s Glasgow, against the backdrop of the bin men’s strike, a social commentary of that generation. 539 more words

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Ratcatcher

This is a new 5e background based on the Warhammer RPG Ratcatcher. This guy is cool for at least two reasons. The small but vicious dog and he made that sign he wears around that says, “Rats Killed”. 122 more words

Ratcatcher - 1999, Lynne Ramsay

What is immediately apparent from the very first frames of this film is that Lynne Ramsay is not just a director. She’s not just a storyteller. 815 more words

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Growing Pain

One of the more inventive things about the beginning of Lynn Ramsay’s Ratcatcher is that it managed to subvert my own assumptions about the early staging of a story of a young central character. 1,044 more words

Past Discoveries

British Cinema: Northern Realism vs. Southern Splendour? In Conversation with Tom Jackson

Earlier today, I spoke to Tom Jackson about a few British films. Here is the transcript of our recorded conversation:

Tom Draper: Unlike our previous talk ‘Documentary Ethics and Aesthetics’ which looked at how a few contemporary documentaries experiment with the form and methods of documentary practice, today we are going to discuss British fictional cinema of the past twenty years with a focus on content and politics. 5,206 more words

Film

52 Weeks of Directors: Lynne Ramsay

Scotland wouldn’t be the first place that comes to mind when you think about good filmmakers, but Lynne Ramsay proves it to be true.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969, Ramsay studied photography at Napier College in Edinburgh before attending UK’s National Film and Television School where she specialized in cinematography and direction. 1,041 more words

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