American Bandstand

2 09 2016

American Bandstand





she’s such a showoff

25 02 2016

She's such a showoff





Edward Burra

26 05 2015

One of the oddest and most interesting artists I have come across.





Just one time… tell me what you’re thinking… I can’t, I just can’t

18 05 2015

 

Just one time... tell me what you’re thinking...I can’t. I just can’t..by David Halliday

 

melodrama… why does it exist?





I’ll never love again…

17 05 2015

I'll never love againby David Halliday

 

a kind of flashback to the old variety programs like the Ed Sullivan Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Dinah Shore Show.





I have never felt so transparent…

17 05 2015

I have never felt so transparent..byDavid Halliday





David Bailey

16 03 2015

Looking back. We were all part of it. Vanity. We kept looking into store windows to check ourselves out. We weren’t trying on new clothes. We were trying on new looks. David Bailey photographed many of those people who made up the privileged vanes. (As opposed to my friends and I who were middle-class vanes.)  It was fun. But I wonder how many of those people survived that adulation. It killed a lot of them. John Lennon was one of the few who wrote and talked about it. But its like a fly in a spider web. No matter how much you try you never seem to get yourself out of it.

David Bailey © Jack Nicholson





Making Movies

23 02 2015

Making MoviesWhile living in Belgium I watched a lot of British television. There are a lot of documentary shows on different film directors. I decided to create my own documentary about a fictional Canadian director and a company of players.

The documentary was divided amongst a number of films the group created together. Each film was a long poem written down the left side of the page, and the comments of the participants on the right. The comments were not just about the movie in question but about the relationships inside the group.

The book is not a novel, in the conventional format. It is not a long poem in the conventional sense. Most of the reviews were very positive, but the first review was from The Globe and Mail. The reviewer said, ‘this is not how movies are made’. I think all he read was the title. It did kill the book though, although the reviewer in question is now dead, so I suppose the scales are balanced.

The book went ‘e’ a few years ago and received a number of awards, which I somehow have misplaced. Also, all the printed books were lost in the flood of 2013. I might add that there was some talk during publication of making an actual movie based on the book. Of course in true Hollywood tradition, that was mostly hype.

Have a read. Making Movies.

 





Terrorism on tour…

30 01 2015

Terrorism on Tourby David Halliday

 

Isis has taken advantage of our television/internet networks move to make NEWS entertainment. Its not the coverage of the event that bothers me as it is the constant yammering on CNN, FOX, etc. They treat everything like a football highlight.

 

 





Alicia7777777

14 01 2015

Allegory of Painting. These animations of classical pieces of art are always fun to look at. This one is done by an artist Alicia7777777

sleeping beauty Download Sleeping Beauty.