Mike Leigh’s JMW Turner film

November 27, 2013

Tate’s Inspired series has this* video interview with Mike Leigh

Leigh is making a biopic of JMW Turner. Turner is perhaps my favourite artist, not even painter but artist and I’m really looking forward to this film.

I think Leigh is a really good fit for this project, characterisation, humour, verisimilitude. As is lead Tim Spall.

The film is down as being due for release next year.

*postscript
link embed doesnt appear to be working so here’s url
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2013/nov/27/mike-leigh-inspiration-jmw-mr-turner-film-tate-video

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Red or Dead

November 26, 2013

Just returned David Peace’s latest book Red or Dead to the library. It’s a visceral, exhausting read and as such is perfect for the narrative of the book.
Whatever the written version of onomatopoeia is then this book is it. I wanted to give up about a 1/3rd of the way in and of course this is the point, the repetition and obsession is very wearing.
You should check it out.


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