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The first album by The Doors

On the cover of The Doors first album singer Jim Morrison rather dominates but on the band's most famous song Ray Manzarek's organ solo is every bit as important as Morrison's contribution. For some the appeal of The Doors was the tension between singer Jim Morrison's Dionysian persona and the band'...
by dennirusking
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Music
Topic: The first album by The Doors
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Debbie Harry is 69 today

I love Debbie Harry. I hope she has a great time celebrating being 69. I love "Dreaming" I love "Call Me" I love "One Way or Another" I love "Heart of Glass" I love "The Tide Is High" I love "X Offender" I love "Hanging on the Telephon...
by dennirusking
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Debbie Harry is 69 today
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Python reunion

Monty Python's Flying Circus broke all the rules in the 70s and their film Life of Brian is often voted the funniest British movie of all time. A friend has got me a ticket to see their reunion show but rather than feel excited, I feel worried. John Cleese was recently on Chatty Man. He looked terri...
by dennirusking
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:21 am
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: Python reunion
Replies: 0
Views: 940

A Grand Guy reviewed by Denni Rusking

Lee Hill is the author of "A Grand Guy: The Art & Life of Terry Southern. Ok, maybe some film buffs on here will know that Southern wrote the screenplays for Easy Rider , Dr Strangelove and Barbarella , suggested to Stanley Kubrick that the turned A Clockwork Orange into a film. But I think...
by dennirusking
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:30 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: A Grand Guy reviewed by Denni Rusking
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Re: Fading Gigolo

Spike Lee meant a lot to me growing up. John Turturro appeared in most of Lee's films, my fave being Do The Right Thing . I have respect for Turturro. Apparently his aim with this film was to draw parallels between sex work and acting, explaining that the latter is a "service business" in ...
by dennirusking
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Fading Gigolo
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Nicholas Shakespeare's Snowleg reviewed by Denni Rusking

Snowleg is set in East Berlin. It's a book about betrayal, family and politics and national identity. The protagonist is a doctor called Peter, an interesting very amoral character, who's discovered when he was 16 just after the war that his father was German. (So, obviously it's a big jolt for him ...
by dennirusking
Tue May 27, 2014 8:57 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Nicholas Shakespeare's Snowleg reviewed by Denni Rusking
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami “But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades....
by dennirusking
Tue May 20, 2014 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Replies: 0
Views: 560

The Girls by Lori Lansens reviewed by Denni Rusking

“I have never looked into my sisters eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to the beguiling moon. I’ve never used an airplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that. I’ve never driven a car. Or slept through the night. Never a private...
by dennirusking
Fri May 16, 2014 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: The Girls by Lori Lansens reviewed by Denni Rusking
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Views: 591

My list of the best film directors of all time

The best film directors of all time (in alphabetical order) compiled by Denni Rusking: Aldrich for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?(1962) Allenfor Anne Hall (1977) Almodovar for Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Boorman for Hope and Glory (1987) Brooks for Young Frankenstein (1974) Bun...
by dennirusking
Fri May 09, 2014 6:59 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: My list of the best film directors of all time
Replies: 0
Views: 624

The Best Compilation Album ever reviewed by Denni Rusking

I was born in 1980 a time when Bob Geldof was enjoying great chart success with hits with "Banana Republic" and "I Don't Like Mondays". My introduction to Saint Bob came in 1992 when he started The Big Breakfast. I was gripped by the way he'd comment on events in the news such as...
by dennirusking
Thu May 08, 2014 9:08 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: The Best Compilation Album ever reviewed by Denni Rusking
Replies: 0
Views: 588

The Trees by Philip Larkin reviewed by Denni Rusking

I love Philip Larkin and I love trees and I love this poem by Larkin called "The Trees" which was published in 1968. “Deprivation is for me,” Philip Larkin once observed, “what daffodils were for Wordsworth.” The majority of verse which made Larkin famous were about: unhappiness, loss, dis...
by dennirusking
Wed May 07, 2014 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: The Trees by Philip Larkin reviewed by Denni Rusking
Replies: 0
Views: 696

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