Category Archives: Books

Simply, Bogart

Bogie A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart

  Autumn is just one day away (although I am going to ignore that and stretch summer just a touch longer, to the 22nd of September, the official end of summer), so it makes perfect sense to start talking and … Read More

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Translating Hollywood: The World of Movie Posters

Translating Hollywood The World of Movie Posters

“Only the Japanese poster hints at Belle du jour‘s erotic nature by showing thumbnail stills. The two painted portraits of the actress (Czech and French) showcase Deneuve’s beauty, though little else.”   Movie posters for the sake of selling and … Read More

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Three Great Books Adapted to Three Favourite Summer Films

Three of the best movie adaptations from books

  As François Truffaut says in his book, The Films in My Life, when he talks about Otto Preminger’s Bonjour Tristesse, “I will spare the reader the usual speech about faithful or unfaithful adaptation”. I watched and loved all three … Read More

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Chronicles, Volume One

The Chronicles Bob Dylan

  “Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those elements is missing, it doesn’t work.”   You could say that I was challenged to read Bob Dylan’s autobiography. Sure I have listened … Read More

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Terry O’Neill: The Storyteller

Romy Schneider Terry O

The face. Romy Schneider   What do you do when you find Terry O’Neill’s photography book, Terry O’Neill: The A-Z of Fame, on huge sale at a street book fair? Grab it looking over your shoulder, pay for it in … Read More

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