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Read Instead… in Print

Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker in complete control of his art, yet when he writes about his favourite films, he does it without the pretentiousness of the deep knowledge he masters. Cinema Speculation is about his personal choices. In this in this fake, politically correct, pretentious medium that cinema and society are struggling in at the moment, Tarantino’s book is a breath of fresh air. Read More

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January Newsletter: An Extraordinary Life, An Ordinary Man, and Finding Alain Delon

The Smiths have this image of an immovable Alain Delon on the floor on the cover of their The Queen Is Dead album. I have always been intrigued by that cover, and yet I didn’t want to look into it, I didn’t want to find out what film it was from, just waiting to one day come across the film and have that image reveal to me. I have finally come across that film. Read More

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December Books (from Patti Smith to Tarantino)

This December, there are quite a few great new books worth giving and receiving, and I couldn’t possibly start but with one: A Book of Days, by Patti Smith. Read More

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December Newsletter: Stories Are for All Ages

    Photos: Classiq Journal     “There are so many unknowns and possibilities out there,” said Tiny Dragon. “Well then,” said Big Panda, “let’s see how many we can try.” Big Panda and Tiny Dragon: The Journey     … Read More

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Telling Good Stories, with Ileana Achim

Zoe navigates on an umbrella on the sea of the world’s stories. She is endlessly curious and eager to explore new frontiers. She is like one of the great storybook travellers – Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Phileas Fogg and Dorothy Gale. In our interview, Ileana Achim, Editura Frontiera, and I talk children’s books, writers and illustrations, finding good stories to publish and why … Read More

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