I don't know if I can quite express how much I love 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita. Such elegence, self consicous truth-making-film of that time and also such self-criticism of the idea in itself.
Fellini a major influence to great filmmakers of the future David Lynch, Baz Luhrmann, Terry Gilliam etc etc Me! :-) just ran rampant, brave in his artistic expression while creating characters and story of the era. The story of cool, of paparazzi (In fact I think the name was coined in the film La Dolce Vita) and fame, of art versus entertainment, truth versus fantasy while somehow blending all the above! A Fucking amazing feet!
The Coolest M.F. in film and a major reason why I make films. This is my favourite film of all time.
Just found this on Nik T's FB... The amount of times I was stopped coming out of tescos for this.!! Kind of cool though I think seeing big cameras in the hudd for a time !! Although as the previous post on nutrition says, I'm not a big fan!
p.45'Then you hear yourself mumbling: "Dogs fucked the Pope, no fault of mine. Watch out! . . . Why money? My name is Brinks; I was born . . . born? Get sheep over side . . . women and children to armored car . . . orders from Captain Zeep." '
Hunter S. Thomson . . . Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Flamingo Modern Classic
The rhythms in this writing, the flow of that brain! Fuck!
I just wanted to say how cool it was to bump into Robin (Goodswen) (of GOCOOKYOURSEF Fame)
A blog and service of brilliance and the attitude of Hero! A cooking Hero with down to earth, stylish evreyperson cuisine.
To stop it being perfect, a feather stuck out from below the star strewn browns and greens. Its just a fucking Starling but disguised beneathe the taudry normality of this bird is the supersensory, dazzling grandeur of a whole hidden universe! And it can fucking fly!
I used to well Fruit Veg, Good meat good cooking but I also would have a gregs steak back, a baguette, and a cream cake before lunch!! I think I was killing myself pretty quickly! (Actually my doc said something similar-For rEAL)
Not to mention the other take aways, Curries KFCs... Scary man!!!
BELOW BBC GUIDELINES AND ADVICE below that THE NUTRITION TO THE TAKE AWAY GIANTS
I remember going to watch Pulp Fiction, in what now seems to be the most recent golden age in popular cinema that was still able to re-write the history of filmmaking.
I went to see this film with my now wife and I had chills throughout watching the movie and a headache for 48 hours after because of the intensity and the release and the intensity and the release.
(becki did laugh at the Ketchup joke as the tension of the whole overdose story came to some peace and some fuckwit went ha ha ha sarcastically in front of her!
My mind did pop!
I want these to be short and sharp so I'll stop there with the shiny LA imagery, the wonderful script, the glorious perm and the picking up of brain from the back of a car, reminding me about what film can be :-)
Many years ago I am proud to say I saw Jez and Jim setting up a new coffee shop. Before which there was only the original Blue Rooms and after them The Mocca Stop which was situated across from the railway station where the Italian (ish) restaurant resides now. (is it ciao Bella?) Well the blue rooms espresso at the time was like filter coffee and although at the age of 17 this was an amazing bohemian place to dwell a while it went down and down and unfortunately the mocca stop just failed for lack of business nouse. Then I smelled the on coming of a new age and there it was. I knocked on the door and I was told by the Coffeev Owners that they were opening soon. If I walked around the block by the time I returned the coffee machine should be ready. I was really excited. Somehow knowing how I needed coffee to work and an atmosphere that added to ideas. It was actually exciting to know this place was here. Huddersfield had a base for ideas. Jim actually brought a massive dictionary in once describing his notion of what a coffee shop should be. 'Coffeehouse' and its definition being the bohemian home for ideas, and artistic beginnings! Not many coffeeshops begin like this! Isn't that great?! When I returned after my walk around the block in the grey morning, I think I had the first espresso served here.
Well today, as I like to write about my coffee stops I thought it time to write about the best Independent Coffee Shop I've been in. I went in today to write abit of a new novel about an Adolescent Minotaur. I have in the past done much storyboarding and script writing in the old Coffeev and in the new one. I have sadly not gone in as much as I used to lately because of the great thing about here. I know too many beautiful people here andso I don't have the right mind to work. It is sad that I have let the atmosphere become more of a reminiscence rather than a constant experience but I can't work too well here. Andso I wanted to say here how great a place it still is.
Served a double espresso and iced glass of water by James today was second to none. Perfect crema and a strong espresso that held everything together in a perfect cup.. A rainy day writing about deserts and Minotaurs to a perfect coffee made by a top bloke. His brother next to him Jeremy, funny, erudite and a Barista Viola genius! A gorgeous experience as always!
So sorry I cant frequent as much as I used to because I am obsessive work wanker but a little statement here to say how much I love the place!