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Du cinématographe by Jean Cocteau

The art of cinema Jean Cocteau

    “I am rather surprised whenever I hear people chatter on about poetry in cinematography, the fantastic in cinematography and, particularly, ‘escapism’, a fashionable term which implies that the audience is trying to get out of itself, while in … Read More

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A Sporting Life: Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander Roland Garros 1982

Mats Wilander defeating Guilermo Villas in the 1982 Roland Garros final    A Sporting Life – taking on the challenge to put together sports and style (not exactly natural bedfellows), and making a plea for outdoor sports   My friends … Read More

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A Maker’s Short Story

Handmade brass bracelet

  Mr. Octavian Lazăr is a Romanian who makes art jewellery of brass. “I make everything by hammer. I am not a jeweller, I am an artist,” he says to another customer who has stopped by his stand. I was … Read More

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One Day That Summer: Steve McQueen and Le Mans

Steve McQueen and Le Mans

  Steve McQueen. A hip personality, a special kind of existential cool, detached and rebellious, his own guy, a tough guy, who loved cars and speed, a self-made man who reached the heights of stardom and then almost lost it … Read More

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Talking Movies in Georgette Magazine

Classiq talking movies

  Today I am talking movies in Georgette Magazine. Selecting just five films of the thousands I have watched and of the hundreds I have loved is a daunting task. That’s why I should probably start by saying that the … Read More

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