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.... beautiful and unexpected radio

  • News… [+]

    Drugs and the Dentist BBC World Service programme. Drugs like crystal meth and opiates wreck the teeth as well as the mind. In America, more than just about any country, good teeth are a sign of success and so dentists like Dr Bob Carter are helping fix addicts’ teeth.

    I had a fascinating 7 days in Greenville, North Carolina witnessing the work of dentists. I learnt something new about how to use generalisations rather than specifics in telling the story and in characterisation.

  • A Scrapbook… [+]

    …. of images and quotes (mainly from the movies) which I found inspiring.


    Kubrick when talking of The Shining cites an essay by H. P. Lovecraft in which the author says, "In all things that are mysterious -- never explain"

    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson


    My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. - Robert Bresson


    1930's photo of a Japanese street storyteller.

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The view from the office carpark.
Director Matt Thompson worked for many years with
Nigel Acheson.