Week notes 2020-25

  • Watched The Train (1964), directed by John Frankenheimer. Recommended by The Pure Cinema Podcast (where I get a lot of my recommendations these day) as part of their Cult 1960s episode. Loved the film, Burt Lancaster is a terrible Frenchman but an amazing screen presence, and the way the big set pieces are filmed is just mind blowing.
  • Very much looking forward to David Byrne’s American Utopia coming to TV screens next month.
  • Started dipping into Peter Bradshaw’s new book ‘The Films That Made Me…‘.
  • Enjoyed this video on How to Steal Like Wes Anderson:
  • Read this article about a (possible) huge poker cheat.
  • Have some tunes courtesy of my new favourite YouTube DJ, Sarah Evans:

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