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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting

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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) & America’s involvement in the Second World War

If you’re looking for a good definition of swashbuckling, look no further than Errol Flynn’s performance in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). A heroic, swaggering gentleman, slightly rough around the edges, flamboyant in his swordsmanship and unmatched in his

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) & America’s involvement in the Second World War

If you’re looking for a good definition of swashbuckling, look no further than Errol Flynn’s performance in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). A heroic, swaggering gentleman, slightly rough around the edges, flamboyant in his swordsmanship and unmatched in his

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.

The 2012 Cinema Year in Review + Top 10 Films of 2012

The Big Picture 2012 was in many ways a landmark year for the film industry. Worldwide, more films were screened with digital film projectors than analogue ones; Fujifilm stopped producing film stock due to low demand; the year also saw a shift

The 2012 Cinema Year in Review + Top 10 Films of 2012

The Big Picture 2012 was in many ways a landmark year for the film industry. Worldwide, more films were screened with digital film projectors than analogue ones; Fujifilm stopped producing film stock due to low demand; the year also saw a shift

5 things I learnt about writing shorts by watching Paris Je’Taime (2006)

1. The longer a story’s time span the more the writer has to rely on devices to compress time. For instance, Tom Tywker’s five minute story about the beginning, middle and end of a two year relationship relies heavily on voice over and montage.

5 things I learnt about writing shorts by watching Paris Je’Taime (2006)

1. The longer a story’s time span the more the writer has to rely on devices to compress time. For instance, Tom Tywker’s five minute story about the beginning, middle and end of a two year relationship relies heavily on voice over and montage.

The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse is by all accounts (most notably from the man himself) the last film by Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr. Tarr is perhaps most famous for his seven and a half hour epic Satantango and his extremely long takes.

The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse is by all accounts (most notably from the man himself) the last film by Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr. Tarr is perhaps most famous for his seven and a half hour epic Satantango and his extremely long takes.