Category Archives: Film

(A bit of a rant.) So, who is it for Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a screaming row with Charlton Heston and Sofia Loren on the set of El Cid in 1960. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a funny business it … Continue reading

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Mostly black and white, as you might expect…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word gooseberry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An acquaintance of mine, whom I haven’t seen for a year or two, sent me a message on a social medium (social media) … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4533…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a pack of pork sausages – oh, it doesn’t seem to have a hole for the pencil to go in, perhaps this isn’t one? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I spent … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me and Harrison Ford drinking Cup-a-Soups on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark back in 1980. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Skin friendly – an epic range of slots! … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for banknotes to tremble in their shoes, and for coins to jingle in pockets slightly more quietly than usual. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 364. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4483…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction: as soon as it gets dark, pretend to be a 1940s film noir detective, slouch around your town centre for a while wearing your trench coat and smoking plenty of cigarettes – then go … Continue reading

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A sort of old film review…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual start to a story is that of Cordwainer Smith‘s The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal (1964): Do not read this story; turn the page quickly. The story may upset you. Anyhow, you probably … Continue reading

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