Cinema Italiano

The museum of modern art in Bologna (MAMbo) has all the things you would expect to find in a contemporary art space; large sculptures of an almost industrial nature, paintings in monotone blocks and thought-provoking ceramics.  I make no pretence to understand it; when the Turner Prize took up residence at Gateshead's Baltic a few … Continue reading Cinema Italiano

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Film (Habana 20)

Cuba has a cinematic tradition that goes back to the late nineteenth century when a number of theatres in Havana adopted the new technology to show short films, and this expanded in the decades that followed to include film production too, but in the years immediately following the revolution it reached its pinnacle. Cultural exploits … Continue reading Film (Habana 20)

The Very Visible Lighthouse

A couple of years ago my daughter Holly and I attended an unusual screening at Tyneside Cinema in which a film director was premiering his latest (and only) film. The evening was in three parts. Firstly the film was shown, though soundtrack and narration were performed live from a spot to the left of the … Continue reading The Very Visible Lighthouse

“How Distant Your Heart”/”How Close Your Soul”*

Not really a photography entry today, just an observation on the strange world of online dating at the suggestion of a friend who has featured on this blog herself in the past.  When I dipped my toe in these waters a few weeks back I happened upon a former colleague so naturally sent her a "fancy … Continue reading “How Distant Your Heart”/”How Close Your Soul”*

Hang on to your hat!

Early in the film Unfaithful, Diane Lane's character does battle with gale force winds in New York City. Whilst this fictional storm is as nothing compared to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it is enough to cause Miss Lane some problems with her dress (shame!) and ultimately blow her quite literally into falling for Olivier … Continue reading Hang on to your hat!