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A few years ago a palm reader on looking at my palm proclaimed I had a strong visual sensibility. Neither artist nor designer, I wasn’t convinced but I liked what he said and it caught my imagination.

In deciding to blog about film, I want to combine the two things I enjoy most: writing and watching films. Harrison Ford in The WitnessI’m particularly keen to observe frames that resemble paintings. Be warned I’m not looking to trumpet the trance-effects of cinematography giants David Lean and the like.

A favourite that comes to mind is the image taken from the parting scene between Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis in Witness.  Ford stands with the road behind him signalling his departure. I think it’s also a snapshot of director Peter Weir’s hobby horse – goodbye and loss. Another is from The English Patient when Hana played by Juliette Binoche is hoisted to the top of the temple by the pulley weighted by Kip – Naveen Andrews to view the wall paintings. Her beacon lights the ascent as she scales the walls. I think it’s the movement and sound that really clinches the moment. If you don’t know what I’m on about, watch the film again.

As I’m no expert, either in film or film production, this blog is an adventure for me  and a chance to write and critique.  I hope you enjoy the posts and subscribe so you get new ones delivered to your inbox

Happy reading!

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