Structure, Skirt and Wheel

| January 4, 2020

Reoccurring Imagery in Film Near the start of this New Year I turn again to films whose peninsular lands I have wandered. From Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, that galvanized my interest in film-making, to Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner whose pilgrim father is a character to whom I relate. In Weir’s Gallipoli it is the runner, within Mark […]

To Hold You in My Arms Again

| September 5, 2015

When Circumstances Keep Us Apart The other night I watched The Water Diviner…for the second time – a typical fate of mine when drawn into a story, removing myself away from the critics and enjoying someone’s vision. As I sat with my Rosemary I watched for her reactions to the words, images and soundtrack that […]

The Water Diviner and the Search for Canadian Great War Stories

| August 29, 2015

Finding Water – Finding Story When I was young, some forty years ago, I came to British Columbia and lived near a place that my maternal family had called home since the 1860s. Having lived in many places, across Canada and overseas, this new place of generational connection was foreign to me. Yet I wanted […]