It’s fifteen degrees today! Just last week it was dipping below zero. Balmy old, barmy weathered London. Time to ditch the jacket, get the stupid cat t-shirts back out.
I started to read the scripts of my fellow Write to Shiners. They are, as expected, all strong pieces, and encouragingly diverse. The next few weeks should be a lot of fun. The next session on Sunday involves talking about our favourite film. What the heck do I pick for that? My go-to answer is usually Apocalypse Now (non-Redux version), but there are so many contenders. Off the top of my head: The Long Goodbye, Fight Club, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Once Upon A Time in the West, Tokyo Story, Boogie Nights and, as mentioned in an earlier post, Annie Hall.
For films that hit me on a gut level, it’s going to be between Apocalypse Now, Boogie Nights and Tokyo Story. Will re-watch all three and then decide. I fear this will turn into a Rob Fleming in High Fidelity style thing where even when I’m sure I’ve decided on an answer, I’ll be ringing up my coursemates franctically at 3am to say yes, I know it’s late, but I couldn’t let you sleep thinking I was in love with Raiders, when if I’m honest, I’m more of a Crusade man.
Anyway, time to crack on so that I can justify my April and After dalliance to myself. Worth it in the end. Luck gets better the harder you work. God helps those who help themselves. Aphorisms Patel.