“It’s not freshman philosophy time…”

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Average Film, Quirky Soundtrack

Creepy Stuff

“One lie led to another…”

Dr Strangelove (USA 1964)

Overrated mis-fire by the overrated, rather soulless, Stanley Kubrick. I have seen most of his output and find them cold and uninvolving with the exceptions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and The Killing. Well, they are cold too, but quite involving. But, as entertainment, Dr Strangelove falls down badly (and movies should be entertaining even when thought-provoking). So what exactly is wrong with this waste of celluloid? (I wildly disagree with Elvis Presley, who reportedly thought this was the best flick he’d ever seen.)
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“Scarred for life, no compensation…”

“My fellas haven’t reached the End Zone in 12 years…”

A View From A Hill (2005 United Kingdom)

In the 1970s the BBC used to include a ghost story, usually by Dickens or M.R. James, in their Christmas schedules. They dropped the habit later on, but this millennium saw them reboot the series again from time to time. Here is one of the better examples. Directed by Luke Watson, this goes back to the series’ roots; the period setting instantly lends itself a quality and timeless feel, meaning it’s very hard to pin point and define exactly when it was made. [Read more…]

A Quote

“This is a serious matter…”

What an amazing saxophone solo in this track! Its the searing sound of someone’s soul shaking and shrieking. Or maybe some other experience with less words that begin with s.

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