I have just been to see this wonderful and very funny film that is wicked in its dark humour content. It takes every day situations, six of them, and exaggerates their outcomes. The film was produced by Almodovar and has his style stamped all over it. While waiting for the film to start there were several Hollywood trailers that featured many special visual and audio effects, car chases and killing people. In comparison then it would appear that Hollywood has not only lost the plot but lost all the plots. In Britain it would be nice to see some of the independent film makers products. The slops that Hollywood produced can’t be everything that comes out of the US.
Despite the lack of snow at Christmas, London has many attractions. Leicester Square is quite a small space but there is still enough for a winter event. This photo was from 2007. There is usually something for all of the family like this carousel. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.
We were lucky in the draw for the free tickets to go to the recording of episode 7 of this series of the News Quiz, a BBC Radio 4 comedy. It was very funny. The two teams consisted of Jeremy Hardy and Bob Mills and Holly Walsh and Fred MacAulay. It took almost two hours to record it for a 30 minute broadcast. Definitely worth it.
We went to see this great lighthearted French romcom on Tuesday evening at South Kensington’s Ciné lumière. A wonderful cinema that is still great value for money but not very well attended. It is a shame that so many Brits won’t go to a film with sub titles but will sit through so many Hollywood slops that rely on ever louder sound and visual effects often lacking even a reasonable level of a plot. This film has some very funny gags, and yes, it is predictable in many ways but for entertainment value it is worth watching. The story won’t tax your mind too much but after a busy day at work it is a good film to help you unwind.
Small and Beautiful is a little gem of a restaurant in Kilburn in London. It is independent and nicely and uniquely decorated. The food is well cooked and presented with plenty of flavour and the prices are very reasonable. We went there before we went to see the comedian Mark Thomas at the Tricycle theatre. Definitely worth a visit. http://www.small-and-beautiful.co.uk/
SWitzerland has a habit of doing things well and Expo 02 was certainly no exception. I was very lucky to capture this very atmospheric photograph of some of the entertainment when I was still using 35mm film before I went digital. A lot of photography is just the right place at the right time and technology is making it so much easier. So depending on the sensor or the film type used how truthful to the reality is the captured image?
For Christmas 2007 Covent Garden had some spectacular live entertainment. This acrobat was one of the acts and she was amazing to watch. Christmas in London is guaranteed to be a great place to be as long as you have enough money to enjoy it. That said there are many free events around the city.