22 July 2007

Glorious

I'm in the middle of a glorious two-week holiday. I haven't gone anywhere. I'm just enjoying not going to work. I haven't been doing much painting, but I have been making a book for a friend of mine's kids, in which they get abducted by aliens and have various adventures in outer space.

I've also just been enjoying things: smoking, hot black coffee, the colours at twilight, the sound of the rain. And now the film fest's started. I'm not going to very much this year, only about 14 or 15. I went to some hand-painted animations this morning, which as you'd expect were patchy. Two in particular were very good, especially the Russian one, which very appropriately used impressionism to portray a reactionary story set in a romanticised Tsarist Russia. Tonight's the latest by Werner Herzog. I'm very much looking forward to it.

6 comments:

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

teveWhat else are you going to?

I'm looking forward to "No Mercy for the Rude" and "You, the Living." I went to "The Monastery" over the weekend which was fantastic...

Sheridan Fairfield Wills Dickson said...

i'm in auckland - we're in the second week of the festival here. I'll post comments on anything i see here! PS i've started using iGoogle's RSS reader to read all blog comments in one place. very handy

David said...

So far, also been to 'Deep Water' (programme launch), 'Eagle vs Shark' (gala opening; less said about film the better), 'Head', and 'Explorations of Folded Time'. I'm also going to 'You, the Living', and have the doco on Andy Warhol before that. Are you going to 'Control'?

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

I'm waiting for "Control" to come back (should do...). Have to prudent due to lack of folding stuff so have limited myself to doco's and obscure Danish black comedy. I have booked for the 4.5 hour long Japanese film "Death Note" also which I may live to regret - I hope not...

Oh and "Two Lane Black Top" for a dose of bad 70's.

David said...

That doco on Andy Warhol is four hours long, which I may also live to regret.

Of the 70s films, I'm only booked for 'The Last Picture Show', but I'm quite keen to get along to 'Two-lane Blacktop' and 'The Long Goodbye' as well.

stephen said...

Two Lane Blacktop is a fantastic movie.

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