Monthly Archives: December 2014

Finished: Don Quixote

Reading a novel the size of Don Quixote (944 pages) is quite an achievement, certainly in the time you need to throw at it. This was a re-reading: I first read it in the autumn of 2002 and loved every … Continue reading

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Backlog #30: Detective (1985)

The DVD Backlog I wrote about last? I’ve ranked them by personal preference (judged mainly on enjoyment rather than objective quality) and will (try) to outline my view on each, from bottom to top, over the months/years/millenia to come. First … Continue reading

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DVD Backlog 2010-2013: A Look Back

Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon in Nottingham saw £50 spent for the love of my dearest ones and £120 going my way in books, music and blu-rays (bfi and Masters of Cinema: nice). Something of a tradition, mind: the first DVD … Continue reading

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More thoughts about 2001

The film has remained with me since Wednesday evening – the first thing I did on Thursday morning was look up the music on spotify. – the journey across the moon surface to the excavation, where Floyd and Halvorsen disscuss … Continue reading

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2001

Skipped the office christmas party tonight and ended up going to the Broadway in Nottingham to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey. A film I’ve known about since I was about eight or nine, instantly associated with the brass and timpani … Continue reading

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Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier

I read Le Grand Meaulnes by chance. On the final day of a long weekend break in York, following habit I sidestepped into a branch of Oxfam and browsed the literature section. Generally I pick up anything in a near … Continue reading

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Post No. 1

Unlike this bridge, I’m not staying up into the small hours. Goodnight.

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