I woke up this morning with the words ‘big fat arm’ in my head. Goodness knows why but I did. Anyway, I digress. I am so BORED of the BBC and The Daily Mail and reporting about the credit crunch. I couldn’t give a stuff about whether Jonathan Ross should be reinstated or not. I don’t care whether Jeremy Clarkson has hurt his pinky driving a truck into a brick wall or Terri Seymour has packed Simon Cowell. I care about real things like the little boy I saw running to school the other morning followed by his mother shambling after him with a can of Diamond White in her hand. The only good thing about it was at least he was going to school on time. How devoid of any dignity whatsoever must you be to drink at that time in the morning – on the school run? I wanted to grab the boy’s hand and run with him – and keep running – far far away to a magic lovely land.
Anyway – what I really meant to post up was a little bit about the fantastic BFI Film Archive which you can now browse quite substantially on it’s own youtube channel. Here is an excerpt from John Schlesinger’s brilliant film Terminus – shot over one very busy day at London Waterloo Station in 1961.
my other favourites are ‘Tea Making Tips’:
‘One Potato Two Potato’:
and ‘Unwanted Guests’ (not for the squeamish).
Ta ra for now.