Something to crow about?

Crow by Arthur Rackham The other day, feeling a bit miserable looking at the battering rain and dark skies, I began to add some gothic pins to my Pinterest. I came across some crow related items and thought that it would make a good blog theme. I was struck by the number of Crow picturesContinue reading “Something to crow about?”

Putting the Nuts in May

It’s May Day when I’m writing this, but the 2nd of May when you shall see it.  Now what can I post for May Day?  I thought.  Something to do with the Queen of the May?  Something about the distress signal Mayday?  Then I thought of the 1976 film  ‘Nuts in May’, where two ‘hippies’  goContinue reading “Putting the Nuts in May”

Watched – Bunny Lake is Missing’

I’ve had this DVD for some time, and watched it once a long time ago.  Last night I decided to re watch it.  It’s a very strange atmospheric film.  It stars Laurence Olivier, Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Martitia Hunt (the original Miss Haversham in David Lean’s ‘Oliver Twist’)  Anna Massey and Noel Coward among others.  This 1965 film hasContinue reading “Watched – Bunny Lake is Missing’”

Watched: Of Mice and Men (but no rabbits)

Probably because I had been recently writing about  regionalism (Wood, Stueart Curry and Hart-Benton) and about the Great Depression, I watched a DVD   I hadn’t watched in quite a while the other night.  ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel by John Steinbeck, set in the Great Depression.  It tells the sad story of two wanderersContinue reading “Watched: Of Mice and Men (but no rabbits)”

Watched: Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Just finished watching the film ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays’.  I’ve watched this loads of times, but it’s one of those films that can still hold my interest.  Set in Rugby public school, the film charts the highs and lows of Tom Brown’s schooldays. When I first read the book (by Thomas Hughes, written in 1857)  I longedContinue reading “Watched: Tom Brown’s Schooldays”