So fave classic book: Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what it the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?
Fave graphic novel: Bang, you're dead. (Followed by 'Hows it feel to be a ghost?')
Fave book as child: This journey took place in a part of Canada which lies in the northwestern part of the great sprawling province of Ontario.
Fave current book: The temperature hit ninety degrees the day she arrived.
So thanks to shaved_ape. I went to The Big Lebowski Quote along event ‘The Dude Abides’ at Prince Charles cinema in London.
Many white Russians were drunk (despite the fact that the bar staff clearly didn’t know how to mix one properly, d’oh) and plenty of great costumes and even a bit of bowling!
I knew more lines than I realised, especially more than the bemused American couple we got talking to. As a Rocky Horror Picture Show veteran, I had no problem shouting out ‘Shut the Fu*k up, Donnie!’ or singing along to the songs, but they were a little shy bless ‘em.
What I really took away with me after the giggles stopped, was how much better it was seeing the film in a cinema. I noticed even more jokes and everything seemed a bit funnier.
I’m glad I have this venue on my radar and long live all cinemas!
A touring rock star or pop star (who doesn't mime). As well as the money and traveling the globe Id love to feel the exhilaration of performing to hundreds of people. Watching them party for you and sing your songs must be amazing.
Just as I have been doing my entries on Bailey and Jean Shrimpton I find out that there is going to be a film about their relationship. Baily with be played by hansom Aneurin Barnard and Jean by doe-eyed Karen Gillan. Karen, of course known for her role in Doctor Who, has the hardest job at not only convaying the range to play the blooming model, but also imitate her poses with as much accuracy as possible.
Despite being helped by her modelling background, Gillan found that the hardest part of the imitation process was recreating Shrimpton’s body language. “Everything was quite angular,” she explains. “Hips jutting out here, fingers splayed in awkward positions there.”
A quote about the real life couple: "There was more than the sniff of a story there - young love, bad behavior, a kind of revolution in the air"
Fashion Before Bailey and co came along, fashion photography was sensible and aimed towards the upper classes. Whilst some of his work stayed prim and romantic, most of his work veered to a new young hip side. A naughty side too “I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.”
To decide which icon or artist to include in this journal next I though Id take a step back.
Some times there is a moment captured in time or an image that stays with us. Even celebs and musicians have been made superstars through an image.
For example Marilyn Monroe was the biggest thing of her time but would she have been made into a global brand after her death without the image of her giggling at her naughty white dress? Maybe, but the image helped.
What I’m trying to say is the photographers have a lot to do with creating cultures and fashions and icons, not just the people they photograph.
Starting with one of the pioneers of 60s fashion David Bailey. (watch this space)
I almost didn’t do this tribute because people have been criticizing the morning of Amy when the events in Norway overshadow it. The tragedy of those lifes taken so young is heart-breaking. Their talents were never realised whereas you could say Amy’s was wasted on drugs.
However, I for one have enough compaction to pay respects all those lives. Plus it may seem cliché, but Amy Winehouse really was a positive influence to some and a real soul icon for our time.
She could be classy and timeless as much as she was trashy and real. Her voice was beautiful, her look was iconic. Who else would rhyme 'bitter' with 'pitter'?