In Buddhism we awake to the dream and realise we are still within the dream – helping us be much more aware and open. In transcendental meditation effortless concentration is practiced, moving deeper into new levels of consciousness. The world of Twin Peaks, from the pilot to the Missing Pieces of Fire Walk With Me, […]
A body blasting into interplanetary transport and switching between remote minds, a man’s identity lost and transformed into that of the previous Parisian apartment tenant, a crying baby more sheep than human. These are some of the unsettling and inventive scenes from the novel ‘Solar Lottery’ (Philip Kindred Dick, 1955) and the films ‘The Tenant’ […]
The delightful Glasgow Film Theatre has been showing a series of ‘Classic Polanski’ films, going back to his early works. The first was ‘Knife in the Water’ (1962), Roman Polanski’s debut movie, on in a half full Cinema 2 on a Friday afternoon. I didn’t expect to be so enthralled, and was mesmerised by this […]
Am I on a wild sheep chase again? The roaming adventures drawing, marks and rubbings, hill-walk and the sheep bridge reminded me of Murakami’s early novel ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’.
A few days ago, on the Midnight Film Festival website, which is connected to Kineattic – a Japanese organisation dedicated to promoting independent cinema – I watched the classic french film ‘L’Atalante’ from 1934 by Jean Vigo. He created only four movies before his death at the young age of 29. But this is a […]
After watching his most famous movie a good while ago ‘The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover’ (1989) I was interested to see what his other films were like, having been inspired by the painterly suffused lighting and grotesquely captivating situations and relationships. First I watched his early film from 1982 ‘The Draughtsman’s […]
Being a fan of the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, I was a bit sceptical of watching the film version of his most famous novel ‘Norwegian Wood’. Firstly the romantic human drama element in the book is not quite my cup of tea – I’m more of the type of Harukist that is into the faster […]
What else have I been up to recently – well, I’ve been enjoying a few films as usual at night after a day’s work. Some turned out to be too dull to mention though and were ideal for snoozing deeply through, so I won’t bother with those… One that has been visually more appealing (I […]