Perhaps it is purely a result of paying less and less attention to bad science-fiction the older I get but my own sense of the distant present is fixed at a point which is rapidly because the actual present.
Eastman Kodak Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York early Thursday morning, after the struggling photography icon ran short on cash needed to fund a long-sputtering turnaround. The storied former blue chip said it had secured $950 million in financing from Citigroup Inc. to help keep it afloat during bankruptcy proceedings. The company also named Dominic Di Napoli, a vice chairman at FTI Consulting Inc., as its chief restructuring officer to help steer the company through bankruptcy…
No misty eyed plans to create a rain sodden British Hollywood, a Brolly-Wood set out to solve all our problems with the glamourous hammer of production… How I Learned To Love The Smith Report…
By imagining we are locked in an entirely fictional battle with Hollywood we turn ourselves into the drunk outside the tube, still trading blows with an opponent who was never there.
It is annoying to be given advice on success by the man who failed to win the last election even though his opponent toured the country insulting old women but by hearing calls for commercial sense as those for dumbed down dross we insult the intelligence of our audience.
Hooray for @LSFF and Phil Ilson, one of the best film curators we have. If there’s any truth to the doomy predictions of the death of TV and newspapers then the role of curator is going to become increasingly prominent.
I’m delighted to say that Dee Meaden’s “Jane Seeing Mark” sits amongst the many many delights on offer to us in this years London Short Film Festival. So get along to the Curzon Soho this Saturday. Not to mention the opening night tonight at the ICA where mine and my brother’s own brief silliness “The Maestro” will be part of the fun.
People hate rush hour. In many ways I hate rush hour to. An asked for invite to a game of twister with strangers. However that unexpected proximity to the rest of London is really a treat to be grateful for.
When you watch The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff This Christmas remember that it was hand carved on a genuine Victorian non-linear editing platform and composited using exactly the same node-based technology that a 19th century Shake compositor would have used.
In honour of the great man whose death was sadly announced today below I’m republishing my blog from June 2009 when I was lucky enough to meet him. We shall never see his like again. On that you can be sure.