Castings suck and Why don’t you Love me?

Thursday, 14 October 2010, 10:51 | Category : film
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I really hate castings for commercial jobs. Not only are they very time consuming, the getting ready, schlepping to Soho, the waiting, the mild humiliation when you are asked to ‘dance sexually, but innocent’, ‘be a 1950s housewife, perky but not too perky’, ‘say Mmm’. I sometimes crack under the pressure. The one I went [...]

Agent Lynch’s Top 10 Films of the 60s (Part I)

1. Belle de Jour (1967) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061395/ Directed by Luis Bunuel this film had so many vivid scenes I thought about them for days afterward. It was only on my third watch that I realised it was completely without music. The story is that Severine (Catherine Deneuve) is very cool physically, chaste with her husband, but [...]

My Grandma the style heroine

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 14:50 | Category : Uncategorized
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My Grandmother, Freda Rawlinson, certainly taught me one or two things about glamour. Even at 96 she was never without a knitted skirt suit, co-ordinating heels and bag, coiffed hair and make-up. She was, as was said at her funeral, ‘the only person I know who looked as though she was always ready to meet [...]