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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on July 19, 2018, 07:02:47 PM »
Watching the 1st 3rd of Lair of the White Worm (LOTWW) with Uncle Scary with the sound turned down. Still . . . there is a lot to notice. Here is some of it.

The year is 1988. And hopefully we'll get to the why of that later.

Sylvia (Amanda Donohoe)
1. While not immortal, she is apparently ageless. Why has Erny never seemed to have notice this, as he has apparently known her most of his life?
2. Most people, in the spring, come from the South and go North. If you place all the events in the film on the map, she is apparently coming from the North and going South.
3. Her look when she spots the dragon's skull at Mercy Farm. It hints at her having a mild orgasm, when she spots it.
4. While her expenses are not that high, probably less than James. Where does she get the money to live on?
5. A woman with small breasts.
6. Does she shave her pubic region? A horny teen boy--Kevin--suddenly becomes hornier at the thought.
7. Meeting of her and Kevin at the crossroads. Happenstance on his part, but deliberate or happenstance on her part?

Peters (Stratford Johns)
1. First introduced when he is standing by the buffet table at the party at James' mansion. How appropriate.
2. What was he drinking? It looks to be some sort of aperitif, as that was an aperitif glass he had in his hand.
3. And count the glasses at the end of the same party. It looks like he is trying to stash that one away in his coat pocket.

Next time: Mary and Kevin
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Lisztomania
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on July 17, 2018, 05:57:27 PM »
"And why the bad acting?
If one has seen some of Ringo's other film performances, he is a much better actor, than what one sees here."

Agreed, he shows his acting ability in A Hard Day's Night and also That'll Be The Day.  But he does seem to be on automatic pilot in Lisztomania.

If Ringo is on automatic pilot here, which would explain much, what does that say about Ken, who could get a good performance out of almost anyone?
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Lisztomania
« Last post by Iain Fisher on July 15, 2018, 01:24:07 AM »
"And why the bad acting?
If one has seen some of Ringo's other film performances, he is a much better actor, than what one sees here."

Agreed, he shows his acting ability in A Hard Day's Night and also That'll Be The Day.  But he does seem to be on automatic pilot in Lisztomania.
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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis in Oakland, USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on July 13, 2018, 09:06:51 PM »
Temescal Art Centre in Oakland present Anton Well's Theater Company production of 4.48 Psychosis.  It is on from 20 Jul-5 Aug 2018.
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Beckett, Bond, Pinter discussion / Pinter at the Pinter
« Last post by Iain Fisher on July 10, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
The Harold Pinter theatre in London is presenting a season of Pinter Short Plays from 6 Sept 2018- 23 Feb 2019.  More details soon.
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Athol Fugard discussion / Re: Nongogo
« Last post by Iain Fisher on July 10, 2018, 06:59:02 PM »
Another chance to see Nongogo at the Market Theatre to 15 July 2018.

"And what Fugard has always been able to do so well, evident in his play Boesman and Lena, and the Academy Award-winning movie Tsotsi, adapted from his novel of the same title, is to capture the monotony of a people trapped in both space and time... In a body of work spanning over 60 years, Fugard has made it his life work to interrogate the psychological effects of apartheid in the life of black people in the townships. And how breaking the unjust laws of apartheid to survive has created an ambivalent relationship with the justice system entirely".

The quote is by Nkateko Mabasa from the Daily Maverick, 9 Jul 2018.  The link is here
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-07-09-athol-fugards-nongogo-could-help-us-understand-the-land-debate/#.W0ToS_ZFyUm
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Sarah Kane discussion / 4.48 Psychosis opera on BBC Radio 3
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 30, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
The BBC will broadcast the opera by Philip Venables of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis.  The opera is highly recommended.



Details are here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b86s0n
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Steven's photos in Glasgow
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 24, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow present an exhibition of Steven's photos.  It is on from 21 July to 16 Sept 2018 and Steven will be at the opening.

Details are here
http://streetlevelphotoworks.org/whats-on

"This never before seen body of work covers a period in the Autumn of 1966, when Berkoff was an actor with The Citizens Theatre, which at that time was directed by Michael Blakemore. In the days he had off from acting, he would be out exploring with his camera, using that time to photograph the environment around The Citizens.

He was fascinated by the the appalling decay of The Gorbals, which was waiting for the iron ball of the demolition workers. These photographs capture most of it just in time. Like many photographers he was drawn to slums and decay, ‘because these are the areas in which I was brought up.’"
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Edinburgh Festival
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 15, 2018, 12:07:50 AM »
I can't see any Berkoff performances at the Edinburgh Festival- is this the first time for decades- or have I missed some performances?

Iain
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Scottish Painters
« Last post by Paul Beveridge on May 19, 2018, 11:27:33 AM »
Well I've had no joy coming up with a source for the recording. I guess it must have been recorded by a BBC band for the soundtrack. It's taken at a much slower pace than the Fennel recording of the time and I quite like that.
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