Stream Line (Chris Welsby, 1976) vs Confessions of a Driving Instructor (Norman Cohen, 1976)

confessionsWelsby’s contemplative unfolding space juxtaposed with those more frenetic and exploitative spaces unnaturally bared in Confessions of a Driving Instructor.


Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, 1963)

Julie The joyous eye-lined jolt of the cut that reveals Christie on the balcony shining above the small-mind  darkness below.


On Finding Words #1

SetsukoCertain moving images can conjure moments when the movement from friend to lover is defined by gesture, look and language.


Edwige Fenech – The Julie Christie of Giallo?

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Her screen presence (in the simplest sense) thrills me  like the simple presence of certain people present in  my life.


This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) – Richard Harris

HarrisThe brutal noise of Harris’s performance is amplified by the limited spaces – each gesture magnified within such a tightly-framed life.


Cool It Carol! (Pete Walker, 1970)

coolitcarol01_2The reality of London differs from the fantasy they longed for. The dirty streets become the space between these poles.