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My passion for film, particularly horror films, started with Mum.  Through her I was introduced at far too young an age to such classics as Night of the Demon...

Don’t Look Now (1973) – FILM REVIEW

Adapted from a novella by Daphne Du Maurier, in Don’t Look Now Nicolas Roeg, who sadly died in November last year, delivers the first of two 1970s films that use a travelling red and white ball as an omen of dread so convincingly, that I shudder even now when they appear on screen. Apparently, a...

20 Years

Today, I received email confirmation that my latest solicitor’s practising certificate was available for review online, signifying 20 years post qualification experience as a solicitor. Wow. The same year that HBO launched seminal TV series: “Sex and the City”. So, I got to thinking. I always knew that I would never reach 20 years in a law...

Deliverance (1972) – Film Review

Burt Reynolds as Lewis in Deliverance (c) Warner Bros “Sometimes you have to lose yourself before you can find anything” – Lewis, Deliverance  Burt Reynolds (who for quite some time I mistook for my Dad on account of their similarly then-impressive side burns) stars together with Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox in John...

Dirty Harry (1971) – Film Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wN-KnYUaOc (c) Warner Bros The first and arguably the best of a five-film franchise spanning some seventeen years, Clint Eastwood reunites with director Don Siegel in Dirty Harry (1971), their fifth film together. The success of this pairing and the mutual respect between Eastwood and Siegel is clear to see – including the tongue in...

Collaborators Don’t Diminish

[getty src="960169140" width="594" height="396" tld="co.uk"]   A funny kind of feeling set in after that wedding.  Being neither fervently pro or anti-Royalist, I was surprised at the level of my emotional reaction to it – and the ugly tears that I cried thankfully and deliberately at home in private whilst watching it. Seeing adult Harry all...

Days of our Lives

As well as recently painted black wooden stairs and a highly pleasing new molten metal effect grey herringbone stair runner, my soon to be completed hallway design will also feature framed black and whites of my favourite films, some of which recently featured here. That design project sparked another enterprise that I’m going to...