Monthly Archives: October 2010

Gatherings at Country Houses, Day 3 (a day late, sorry)

The last day of the official festival! But Jenny and I are going to carry it on, with a SURPRISE GROUPING OF THREE MORE FILMS, over the next week or so. Watch this space. The Rules of the Game (La … Continue reading

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Gatherings at Country Houses, Day 2

So Day Two was Smiles of a Summer Night and The Draughtsman’s Contract. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955): Ika’s review Oh, this was an absolute delight and one for the permanent collection (Jenny: You could watch this … Continue reading

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Gatherings at Country Houses, Day 1: Talking Bout Our G-Generations

Stephin Merritt, who is (1) an awesome musician and lyricist, (2) the main provider of the soundtrack to J’s and my relationship, (3) best friends with Claudia Gonson* on whom I have a crush liek whoa, and (4) a close … Continue reading

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I’ve written a book, you know

I actually named this blog after the book I’ve been writing for the last five years or so, Now and Rome, and now the book itself is about to come out (November! Continuum! A bargain* at £60!), and I feel … Continue reading

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My Friend Inez (with apologies to Jane Duncan)

I have an awesome friend, Inez, who’s an itinerant writer (I posted about our trip to see her in Amsterdam here). A few years ago, she packed up her flat in Queensland, put all her stuff in storage, and went … Continue reading

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