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  • News… [+]

     'An Excellent Dumb Discourse’: Shakespeare in Silence - BBC Radio 4 -  Frances Byrnes in production with presenter Professor Judith Buchanan, University of York.  300 Shakespeare films were made in the silent era! Why? Isn't Shakespeare's power in his blank verse and big ideas?   TX 17 April 2016

  • A Scrapbook… [+]

    …. of images and quotes (mainly from the movies) which I found inspiring.


    Kubrick when talking of The Shining cites an essay by H. P. Lovecraft in which the author says, "In all things that are mysterious -- never explain"

    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson


    My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. - Robert Bresson


    1930's photo of a Japanese street storyteller.

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The view from the office carpark.
Director Matt Thompson worked for many years with
Nigel Acheson.