The lardy cake lover returns…

February 8, 2012 at 11:16 am | Posted in Childhood, film, Television | Leave a comment
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I am ridiculously excited about the new Worzel Gummidge film. It was one of my favourite programmes as a child; it made perfect sense to my developing logic that he should have different heads for different occasions. Aunt Sally remains a classic style icon, I think: although she might want to tone down the blusher.

If you’re reading this, Peter Jackson, I’d like to play Aunt Sally. Cheers, see you in the green room.

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Bring on the film fashion…

January 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Fassbinder, film, German film, V & A Museum | Leave a comment
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.…I absolutely cannot wait for this:

http://m.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/20/hollywood-costumes-exhibition-victoria-albert-museum?cat=artanddesign&type=article

My only quandary is which Fassbinder character to go as: Veronika Voss, Petra von Kant or Lola?

On the subject of Fassbinder (not to be confused with Michael Fassbender), I insist you all watch the BRD Trilogie right now.  The man is a total ledge.

The Luddite relents….

January 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Posted in books, capitalism, film, men, women, work | 1 Comment
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Have you seen Metropolis? No? Well, what are you waiting for? It is one of the greatest cinematic achievements known to mankind; sadly, the version Fritz Lang wanted is lost, leaving us with only a fragment of his vision.

Anyway, Metropolis is a truly beautiful film which shows what happens when society becomes increasingly industrialised. There are two characters called Maria in the film: one is angelic and endeavours to save her fellow humans from the horrors of the Heart Machine, and the other is a devilish and sexy mechanical Maria, engineered to incite the workers to rebel, whilst encouraging them to remain at the mercy of their dangerous, industrial surroundings.  Well, my new IPhone has turned me into the latter, and to hell with it (gentlemen, I would never trust an angelic lady: cinematic studies have proven that they usually have teeth in unmentionable places. More on that subject later).  What I mean to say is, is that I am finally embracing technology and joining the twenty-first century. I will never ever own a Kindle and will continue to fight to preserve the book; I will never worship at the Apple shrine or give a toss about Facebook again (cue one giant collective sigh of relief). But I shall continue to develop a passion for computer shortcuts, and the quirks of the somewhat antiquated Phoenix system. I shall continue to enjoy the thrill of seeing just how quickly I can type an email or text. I may never be a technophile, but I’ll certainly never be a technophobe again.

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