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October 23, 2013

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September 9, 2013

A Real Hero

September 7, 2013

Drive

Just finished watching Drive. I think the first half is great. There is a good amount of Ryan Gosling staring. And there are some great shots, different shots, like when he offers the kid the toothpick. He brings it up from underneath; it’s shots like that that surprise me, and I think, oh yeah, that’s different. And it plays with me too so that I’m interested but it doesn’t play too much so that I feel like an idiot. Like when he’s dressed as a cop, but it’s only for a couple of seconds that you’re wondering what’s going on, then you realise it’s a movie and you’re okay. That’s all good. And there’s the kid too and the girl and there’s Gosling. There is always Gosling. Ah, Gosling, we all say, with the staring and the driving and the gloves and the jacket.

But the second half does get violent. I don’t think it’s unwarranted. But it is violent. And it justifies the certificate, but there’s no more nudity/bad language in it than any Nicholas Cage movie. In fact, there is probably less. I would never stop anyone from watching Ghost Rider or Season of the Witch or Bangkok Dangerous but I would rather Drive was seen ten times before they saw any of the above. After all, Gosling and just the right amount of staring.

September 6, 2013

Towers

http://vimeo.com/36525519

 

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December 14, 2011

Pinter Posse Strikes Back (when you least expect it)

I’m NOT even joking. I was sitting there in the Prof’s Office yesterday afternoon. A little drab outside. A little drab inside too. Still, it’s a privilege I pay for. Then we read an excerpt [from the new novel of course] and I’m NOT even JOKING but the first thing the Prof said was, ‘I would say this piece is quite Pinteresque.’

I’m NOT even joking.

Links, Lynx, Linkz

Original Pinter Posse

Meeting Two

Pinter and Chips

December 5, 2011

The Fragmentary Mode in Poetry

Rob Mengham describes it as 

A vanishing point beyond the conventional horizon of poetry

Or, as I can understand it, a segregation of narrative meaning from the poetic line.

This makes Fragmentary poetry – or New Modernist poetry – something of a more readerly poetry.

Every word or phrase or line or sentence must be understood to the best of the reader’s ability before he can move on.

As a result, the poetic line only has meaning in itself.

Which creates a chaotic poetry that is obsessed with obtaining meaning irrationally. 

 

 

June 14, 2011

The Best Writer Ever

Raymond Carver, he probably is the best writer ever, right?

December 6, 2010

More to come

It’s been a long time since I posted last. There will be an update soon detailing most of my antics, but for now all I can do is leave you with this formula from Lional Shriver.

Great American Novel = Pretentious Male Author + Doorstop of a book

October 11, 2010

Welcome All Readers!

Quite simply, welcome you to my blog. I will try and update it regularly with thoughts, articles, stories, quotes, opinions, anecdotes, pictures and many other things.

For all the information you will ever want to know about me please look at this.

I hope you find it enjoyable and stimulating.