The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Ridley Scott – from Hovis Bread to Blade Runner!

“Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott told young filmmakers Monday night that they had “no excuses” not to be able to go out and make a movie. Speaking at a special BAFTA: A Life in Pictures event celebrating his career, Scott said the availability of modern technologies, such as digital cameras and computer editing programs, meant many barriers to making a film had fallen and that if aspiring filmmakers really wanted to follow in his footsteps they should “go out and ...

Posted on February 22, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

The BBC and “sexy” Sound

  I often listen to the BBC Radio 4, from wherever I am in the world..... if I can stream it...I love it and it makes me feel at home again. This is not BBC World, which is more tailored to International listening and is drier and not so interesting to me. Radio 4 is local to the UK and before I could get it I really missed it...there is radio drama, quizzes, comedy, poetry, political discussion, news etc. I ...

Posted on February 11, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

BACK BY THE SEA!

  I am writing this in Ventura, California, where I wait for a call for an interview, a part, a job....usual stance....head in the clouds, feet on the ground.  In any case, whatever happens, I am happy to be here, staying in friend Rossi’s house, high on the cliffs looking out to the ocean. - wonderful views, sunrises, sunsets, the endless roar of the 101 Freeway now open again after the sad natural events of the last two months. And I ...

Posted on February 1, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

THIS AND THAT: MORE 2018

  Lunch with the grandchildren!   ........No..... this was just after lunch..... at a treat visit to the Apple store!  Think they are highly representative of today’s youth and are already overtaking us in the understanding of modern technology!   Just seen Phantom Thread, fascinating, imaginative with with terrific performances from Daniel Day-Lewis, pictured here( now nominated for an Oscar) Leslie Manville and an actress,  I ...

Posted on January 23, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

A NEW FILM

Just finished shooting a new short film... About Andy    The story is of a woman incapacitated by an injury and the young caregiver who arrives to help!  Events get interesting.   All went very well, especially since we shot it in my house...a risky business at best.   However that also went well and the  Art Department, led by lovely Annie Bulow, assisted wonderfully by Rich Kilfoyle, put the house completely back to the way it started. .....thank you!! [caption id=attachment_3457 ...

Posted on January 11, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects