Monthly Archives: May 2013

Filler content turning Japanese

This review was originally posted on the old TTA website on 26 October 2007 (if you don’t believe me, you can check for yourself using the Wayback machine):- THE CAGE by KENZO KITAKATA Vertical paperback, 230pp, $14.95 The author is … Continue reading

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A Haunting We Will Go

I watched a quartet of ghost movies one weekend just gone, and it seems they really do come back. Blithe Spirit (1945) Based on a Noel Coward play, and with the frothy sense of fun and all the polished, urbane … Continue reading

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The Purge

Years ago I had this idea for a story set in a grim future world where for one day each year (“Der Tag”) the law would be suspended and you could just go kill whoever you wanted to, and of … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Bank Holiday Monday

ITEM: Next week a friend of mine is going to see The Great Gatsby because she fancies Leonardo DiCaprio and The Rocky Horror Picture Show because she fancies star Oliver Thornton. She’s also going to a Cliff Richard concert, but … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday – Weather With You

Some time last century, some friends and me setting up for an exhibition in a church in Norwich that had been converted into an art gallery, and then the next day playing this song over and over in the hours … Continue reading

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Byzantium

Another vampire film:- According to a poster I saw the other week, ‘this is TWILIGHT for grown ups’. It’s directed by Neil Jordan, which is a definite point in its favour, but watching the trailer I get a lot of … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday – 99 Red Ballooons

I was going to post something to do with Eurovision and thus maintain the illusion that this blog is topical, but unfortunately I couldn’t find anything that I liked. In fact the search itself was demoralising. Whether or not Clodagh … Continue reading

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