“What’s inside the box?” “Pain.” I just checked and saw that Charlotte Rampling has been cast as the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, truthsayer to the Emperor. This is one of my favourite characters from the book, a powerful woman with lots of venom. Sian Phillips did wonderfully well in the Lynch version. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Charlotte Rampling initial reactions"
I’m carrying on with my favourite musicals for a couple more weeks. The next one on my list is another one that I remember watching a lot when I was young. It was one of Mum’s favourites and the cassette soundtrack was a regular fixture in her little Ford Fiesta… Grease (or Vaselina if you […]Read more "Monday Music 1 – 2019"
Wow. I only did one of these a couple of days ago so I hope it won’t annoy anyone that I’m back. I’m just so excited about this upcoming version of my favourite book and it seems like ages ago that we had some news. To have two big casting announcements in a week is […]Read more "Casting Dune – Stellan Skarsgård initial reactions"
Dave Bautista, Drax from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and recently seen in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, has been signed up for the upcoming Dune films. I just saw this pop up on a couple of news websites. The details are a little vague but one of these reports says he is set to […]Read more "Casting Dune – Dave Bautista initial reactions"
Last time I started my look at my favourite musicals with West Side Story. This week, and for the last Monday Music post of 2018, it’s something very different. Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog I just love how ‘thrown together’ this feels, even though it was done very professionally by Joss, Jed and Zak Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. […]Read more "Monday Music 30 – 2018"
Hi everyone, I couldn’t resist one more longer poem. I was thinking of poor Philip Jeffires and wanted to tell his story in a longer sequence of haikus. Here it is. The title is an indulgence on my part but it seemed appropriate. Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries It’s lonely in here Metal walls echo my […]Read more "Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries – a haiku sequence"
Moving on from my look at my favourite movie soundtracks, I’ve decided to devote a few weeks of Monday Music posts to my favourite musicals. I love a good singalong as much as the next person, and the next few posts should give you a taste of what I’m about. So, here’s the first – […]Read more "Monday Music 29 – 2018"