A Fool’s Journey

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Buster

Buster Keaton was a master of the streamlined gag. He once said ‘A good comedy story can be written on a penny postcard.’ To him his films were nothing more than postcards: the disposable shorthand of someone on vacation. He was a prodigious acrobat and brilliant writer, gagman, director, and editor – a 5ft 6in auteur masquerading as a clown. … Read More

Jeff and Zen

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The Dude

While being a self confessed lazy man, Jeff is also one of the most steadily employed actors around, dedicating himself to, and practicing, a craft he truly digs. He has appeared in more than 60 films and TV productions across the sands of time, with his wide repertoire including comedies, dramas, mysteries, Sci-Fi, cartoons and even documentary narration. It seems … Read More

Be More Pirate

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pirate

No, this isn’t an article about Johnny Depp but more to do with his persona as the loveable Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. We all seem to like a good, mischievous pirate and why is that?  Because pirates can give the current establishment a metaphorical kick up the backside.  Having a rebellious streak coupled with … Read More

The 2020 Artist

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the artist

Welcome to your new decade.  And I’d like to kick it off by saying that we are all artists at heart. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a director, producer, writer or an actor – being the artist is where it’s at.  There are clearly some identifiable traits that are common to all successful creative people and its the basic practices … Read More

Life of Bryan

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a life in parts

You know him as Heisenberg and as the guy who broke the convention of your normal stasis TV character taking Walter White from an innocent chemistry teacher and over the course of five seasons transforming him to an undeniable concoction of badness – to the bone – and yet with a slither of heart. In his book ‘A life in … Read More

Good… Or interesting

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Good_comp

I had a conversation with a director friend of mine a few days ago and he mentioned an issue he was having with a landlord over a property deal and the landlord refusing to pay out what was due etc. etc. It’s the sort of conversation we come across, every now and again, when something similar has either happened to … Read More

The Wonders of Being W.E.I.R.D

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Weird Background

Isn’t it weird to be considered weird?  Weird has always kept a close proximity to my heart. While most people find weird as being eccentric and strange I find it to be beautiful. When you look at artists – the great ones – the majority of them did have a weirdness to their craft. They went against the norm to … Read More

Coaster or Toaster?

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Toaster Coaster

Are you a coaster or a toaster? Unusual thing to ask. But I’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of days when the thought came to me while meditating. Coaster, apart from being a small piece of wood, plastic, or other material that you put a glass or cup on to protect a surface from heat or liquid, … Read More

How much longer can we Marvel?

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Marvel

The Marvel machine has attacked us once more last weekend and this time on a mega blockbuster scale, breaking all known records for the biggest release of a tent-pole movie ever. “Avengers: Endgame” (or should we call it Avengers: EndAlready!?) conquers the sliver screens not just domestically but internationally. While spoiler alerts abound on the online geek-sphere regarding those Marvel … Read More