- the ooh.directory recently updated blogs list is what I have instead of social media if I’m in the mood to “waste” time on my phone
- found a blu-ray of TENET on Amazon for three quid. Perhaps this will goad me into transcribing my idiot notion that it is in fact the best Christopher Nolan film. Although I do want to see OPPENHEIMER, as apparently it does some interesting stuff with form.
- NATURAL BORN KILLERS did a lot of formal game-playing, but I think Oliver Stone couldn’t have gotten there without JFK, whose more measured games with form make it an aesthetically preferred film for me – and, I suspect, it ages better than the day-glo full-tilt three-thousand-cut complete-Nineties of NATURAL BORN KILLERS
- but you do kinda miss people fucking around with form to get actual narrative-first effects. Not the meta for meta’s sake so much. (Which I probably did a lot of myself, but we’re allowed to play the instruments if people just leave them laying around, for the simple curiosity of finding out what they sound like. Just maybe don’t devote years of your life to the vintage kazoo you found stuck in a condemned building’s drainpipe one time)
This is fascinating. The book Forgotten Heritage: Uncovering Singapore’s Traditional Chinese Puppets comes in a fabric case that you have to cut and unfold to begin the book. There’s a video at this link. This is the sort of thing …
We went to Brighton, connected with the child and her partner (who made me two lovely hand-trimmed hand-stitched notebooks with thick art paper), ate an excellent meal at an out-of-the-way Argentinian steakhouse where my dessert (ice cream with walnuts in …