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Category Archives: Just Talking!

In a funny frame of mind at the moment due to a strange fluey type virus...two, in fact, one after the other...so I am being lazy and giving myself a real break to get over it all.   So this is a just a quickie blog to stay in touch.   This seems to be the time when people keeping leaving us...falling off their perch as we say in the UK.   I just heard that lovely actor John Stride has just ...
Posted on April 24, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
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
“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