Hi Bob, I have to say I thought not so much of Pacific Rim, but as always Rinko is always worth something, even if it is hard to see her give something as good as Norwegian Wood which must now be three years ago now. Have you seen that one? I would also highly recommend the book from murakami. // I am doing well of course, there is nothing to complain with, and as such that is good times. Isobel is still in the states on work duties, but doing well also. // I can say the stories I have heard of Anger, have been very rotten indeed, and I can say I feel very much the same about his work, even if there is a great admiration from him from those I respect. // The Paris, Texas writer was Shepard, I mean he was very reluctant and quite nasty to one person at the event in particular, and as one of my co-workers mentioned when taking a person as you find them, this reflected on him very poorly indeed. Danny Boyle on the following evening, put him to shame, with such passion, care, taking time to talk to each person, and he had the best stories to tell. // Blancanieves! This one I know quite well as I read quite a bit on it at the time of release, even if I have not viewed it yet, always great to hear another recommendation for it! // These days, I find myself exalting more and more praise for Michael Haneke, while such a cold presence to the cinema, he is a true master of his craft. These films improve with each viewing, there is nothing quote like a detailed director at the best of his powers. It almost reminds me of Tarkovsky, but only almost! I am sure we have discussed this before, but what do you think of Haneke and his work in particular? All the best, Chris.
Ah, Bob! It has been almost three months since we last talked, let me explain!! My health is much better now, thank you, even if I have little dips back now and then. Most of it comes down to work, I mean we have been working on this festival of film for now six months, and it was just completed, as it finished last sunday. I must say it gave me such joy and fulfilment, and I will sad to leave it on a full time basis, even if I may return on a part time one. We had Danny Boyle here, and what a delight, he was!! I mean such a down to earth, conversational and interesting presence. We also had the writer of Paris, Texas, but you know what they say, meeting those you admire is not always such a blessing..... // On the bright side, I have a lot of movies now watched, and I should ask about blue is the warmest colour first? Then perhaps Paris, Texas for which I saw for the first time over the festival, your thoughts? // As you mention, I want to also see Under the Skin, as All I have heard are excellent things, and the premise interests me so much too, and of course 12 Years A Slave, even if to feed my hunger for more and more Steve McQueen films. // Now for my usual question, what have you been watching?? // I hope life has been treating you well, all the best, Chris.
"Stories We Tell" - just opened here. It was screened at LEFF too. e x c i t e d.