Category: Literature & performing arts

writing, film, TV, radio, theatre

Swan Lake

The tragedy of favourites is that same fatigue mentioned in the double post earlier in the day – we’ve seen so much of something that a blogger might be tempted to bypass it in favour of something more obscure … but that would be a mistake.

Favourites are favourites for a reason:

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Films not to avoid

If we keep showing films to avoid, it’s only fair that we show films not to avoid. This below, with the tragic Richard Beckinsale, was not British TV’s highest rated but it’s a good indicator of good filmmaking, with all players strong:

That’s how it used to be done when people knew what they were doing – did you hear one peep about PCism or feminism? Even the brief violence was muted.

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