Stage Fright

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The only murderer here is the Orchestra Leader…! I’m currently writing this whilst trying to be on holiday and stop sneaking glances at my work emails. I sort of work in theatre you see. I’ve probably hinted several times throughout this blog. Essentially I’m a designer of merchandise, brochures, programmes, sales environments and so forth. If you go and see a … Read More

The Lost Art of the Long Song

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This is gonna take some time… When you look back through the history of music, one thing really stands out. Songs were longer. The only real limitation of a song used to be how long somebody could dance to it before getting tired, which is a fair amount of time realistically. Classical music of course varied in length but often … Read More

The Ring

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For better or for worse… 1927 was a productive year for Hitchcock. He’d not long been married to Alma, who was also one of the screenwriters on many of his films, he had three movies released this year and had started work on another two. Busy bee! He was also, by now, the highest paid film director of that time… not … Read More

Beautiful Music To Die To

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Play them out keyboard cat…   Strange topic for a blog you may think but I thought it was about time I started sharing some of the inner workings of my mind instead of just talking about my Hitchcock project and this is something I’ve been meaning to write about for a long time. Believe it or not the inspiration for … Read More

The Trouble With Harry

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He looked exactly the same when he was alive, only he was vertical… Laughter is a strange beast. Sometimes we laugh because we’re happy. Sometimes we laugh because we’re sad. Sometimes we laugh because we feel awkward or uneasy. Sometimes we laugh because somebody else laughed. Sometimes we laugh because nobody else laughed. Sometimes we laugh because we heard a … Read More

Topaz

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You made my country a prison…You may notice that I always start these reviews with a quote from the film in question. Usually something that stands out to me at the time. Watching this film shortly after learning of my countries decision to leave the EU, this line in particular stood out. The idea of a country being stolen from … Read More

The Paradine Case

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Doesn’t life punish us enough…? Trying to get through three or four of these reviews back to back is putting me in a position where I am worried I may run out of anything interesting to say, so lets roll of some more Hitch-facts if I can think of them… ummm… come on… think… They say you should never meet … Read More