Howitzer of the Somme

| April 30, 2022

Mother…Film… It takes a while…the penny drops…the pictures produce the synapses (the passing of messages to communicate). Having returned to 2005 I find my file of images for the 9.2 inch dazzle painted “gun” at the Imperial War Museum. Surely, at the time, I will do something with these? And surely I did…mind 17 years […]

Butterfly Lanterns

| August 29, 2021

Letting Go C-216…sir… This is Abilene…right here under your feet…but now its Avalon. Now, how can that be possible to have those two things in the same place? (Kepper. The Last Full Measure, 1:15:37 – 1:15:58). It was a recent re-watch of The Last Full Measure, a film in search of the Medal of Honor […]

The Flame and the Glow

| April 18, 2021

Radium – Light the catalyst… She’s wonderful isn’t she…her dance…her name is Loie Fuller [pioneer of modern dance and theatrical lighting] if you wish to see her again…she calls it… this dance…her fire dance…[Why?]…I believe its because she’s interested in the way flames move. Henri Curie speaking to Marie Skłodowska from Radioactive. Screenplay by Jack […]

Things as they ought to be…

| July 26, 2020

Complications and Anticipations A chance encounter with the unfamiliar…a Sheffield Billiken lends itself for today’s discussion of the film series Parade’s End. Based on four books written by Ford Madox Ford the novels are: Some Do Not (1924), No More Parades (1925), A Man Could Stand Up (1926) and Last Post (1928). The tetralogy visits […]

A New Day for Everyone

| May 23, 2020

Three People Never Having Met Beneath the sky, the moon – the sun – this ground, this coast, valley, or ridge. Along the long, long trail that is our path through Gully Ravine – or our crest at Lone Pine. I return this day to wanderings across places of conflict and to now distant interests. […]