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Category Archives: Memories

In philosophical mood...been sick the last couple of days, many bugs around and so just been mooching about, doing nothing, but thinking about this and that and how life has changed so dramatically in the last few years particularly, with the advent and advancement of technology. I have been reading old friend's Tony Garnett's autobiography:  the day the music died...think I told you I did a wonderful television play with him back in the day: The Birth of a Private Man, ...
Posted on April 8, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
  Been a while since I put pen to paper ......just got back from good trips to Ventura, California (friends, sailing, meeting interesting new people) and Sun Valley...snow, old friend and the Film Festival. And now waiting for the final cut of About Andy (new short).  Yesterday we did pick up shots for the film.   The equipment used now is just amazing, where it took a crew of many, just for the ...
Posted on March 26, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects
So, the Oscars have been and gone for another year and were largely satisfying and reasonably entertaining, with not a lot of surprises, but with well deserved wins. I was delighted that Roger Deakins won for best cinematography for Blade Runner 2049.....at last...about bloody time is all I can say.    He has done some wonderful work over the years and his win was overdue.  The most notable Brit to have won this Oscar is Freddie Young, cinematographer for three ...
Posted on March 6, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects
  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
Continuing memories of leading men....and of course leading ladies, how could I leave out Katharine Hepburn and the three I started with.....my first job as Assistant Stage Manager (I wasn’t very good!) and understudy(I was good at that) to the juvenile lead in Toys in the Attic by Lilian Hellman.    You may never have heard of these actresses, but they  were all major theatre stars of ...
Posted on December 20, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People