A memorable week (3.21)

Today, Sunday, it snowed. Snow is exciting because it provides a punctuation mark in the endless flow of similar looking days. It will be a reference point of time. "No, no, that was before it snowed," or "Yes, that was the week after it snowed." It's also a weekend we took not one but two… Continue reading A memorable week (3.21)

Plus / Minus (2.21)

This week the UK deaths from Covid19 topped 90.000. On Wednesday more than 1500 people died. The safety warnings on the radio have become more stark: "If you break the rules, people will die." The enormity of the situation is almost unprocessable - my mind just can't take in these figures. So I hear them,… Continue reading Plus / Minus (2.21)

Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

I can’t say I like this year much more than last year so far. All the shitty stuff that was with us last year did not disappear with the clocks chiming midnight on 31 December. In fact some things are getting worse - Covid, the political situation in the USA, my weight. Ok, maybe it’s… Continue reading Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

Bond evolution – Spectre (#24)

I love a long tracking shot, and this film opens with a long tracking shot through the streets of Mexico City, crowded for the Day of the Dead celebrations, up the stairs into a hotel, into a lift, into a hotel room, and out along the hotel rooftop where Bond is getting ready to assassinate… Continue reading Bond evolution – Spectre (#24)