So many points raised here. Where to begin? And more to the point, where will it all end?
Source: My philosophical considerations
Some food for thought here, while thinking is still just about possible
During the Andrew Marr programme on Sunday 25 June, David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, struck this warning: “We cannot have a circumstance where the other side says that they are going to pun…
Source: Brexit and Business
I dont agree with these choices (entirely I mean- but some yes)
It will stimulate one to get to confront which ones one knows are just utterly, utterly dreadful. I’m starting on mine so thanks Mr Listomania
The Telegraph‘s film critic, Robbie Collin, has just published his 10 greatest movies. Here they are:
• Sunrise – Murnau, 1927
• Bicycle Thieves – De Sica, 1948
• Singin’ In The Rain – Donen/Kelly, 1952
• Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) – Mizoguchi, 1953
• Les Vacances de M. Hulot (Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday) – Tati, 1953
• Harakiri – Kobayashi, 1962
• Persona – Bergman, 1966
• Back To The Future – Zemeckis, 1985
• My Neighbour Totoro – Miyazaki, 1988
• There Will Be Blood – Anderson, 2007
To my shame, I’ve only seen two of them, you can probably guess which, and I like to think I’m pretty switched on cinema-wise. Though clearly not.
To Collin’s credit, he goes out of his way to avoid cliched choices, like Citizen Kane and Casablanca, so I would accept that he’s not…
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an interesting read. well worth a try
From a long but rewarding read by Daniel Johnson in the always interesting Standpoint magazine, considering the theme of Europe v the EU, through the lens of the life of Spanish intellectual Jose Ortega y Gasset:
Ortega died in Venice, the maritime republic that had once embraced Orient and Occident, and I cannot help wondering if this was a coincidence. Venice was the bulwark of Catholic Europe in defeating the Ottomans at Lepanto, together with the Papacy and the Habsburg Empire. La Serenissima symbolises grandeur and decadence, the metaphysical city suspended between land, sea and sky. Venice is the antithesis of Brussels, the Europe on which Ortega had turned his back.
Venice as the antithesis of Brussels is a great concept, and entirely in keeping with the flavour of those cities. Venice is the one you want to revisit, for sure.
Many painters have tackled Venice of course…
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