Bronco Bullfrog (Barney Platts-Mills, 1970)

Only the briefest respite offered here because the world just spins too tight and small and slowly for us all.


Rita Tushingham – A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)

Charting the shift from desertion to independence, independence to isolation, isolation to friendship, and from friendship back to a desertion.tushingham_in_taste_of_honeytaste 2

Major Themes and Minor Movements Pt. 1

Such an allegedly minor movement from where we are to where we want to be can become a major theme. 

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For Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie read Robin Askwith and Janet Lynn


Exploring mobility and stasis, fantasy and reality Pete Walker’s Cool It Carol! shares a common purpose with Schlesinger’s Billy Liar.

This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) – Rachel Roberts


Without someone equal to his noise in those tight-framed spaces Harris’s gestures would simply fall away in the sullen silence.

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.

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.