.... beautiful and unexpected radio
- News… [+]May 2016Two lovely radio programmes made by Frances Byrnes at The Rockethouse have gone out recently on Radio 4.
The Sprung Floor
Dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst has bought a former Rambert Company vinyl dance floor to take back to his home in South Africa, for under-privileged children to dance on.
An Excellent Dumb Discourse: Shakespeare in Silence
Isn't silent Shakespeare an oxymoron? All that's nuanced, beautiful, meaningful in the poetry - silenced. Yet between 1899 and 1927, when the first commercial sound film was released, nearly three hundred Shakespeare films were made. Presented by Professor Judith Buchanan. Produced by Frances Byrnes
- 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.
Rockethouse is a bijou company that creates radio, sound design, film and other delights.
The view from the office carpark.
Director Matt Thompson worked for many years with Nigel Acheson.