Ode to my beautiful Samantha…

We met at a franchised coffee house, During breaks in our working days. Hiding behind a book and an academic long black, She wanted peace and quiet, Which I disrupted with a clumsy interjection. “Post-colonial theory, eh?” [PAUSE] [BLUSH] To which she replied with a look of who-is-this-boy? Exchanges of over-the-counter coffees, And over the […]

Jacques Derrida dies at the age of 74

I feel sad. Here are some links: http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1602574,00.html http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/10/09/obit.derrida.reut/index.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3729844.stm It reminds me of the joke in the movie Adaptation. Donald Kaufman: Listen, I need a cool way to kill people. Don’t worry, for my script. Charlie Kaufman: I don’t know that kind of stuff. Donald Kaufman: Oh, come on, man, please? You’re the genius. […]

Work: Sequel Wars

I thought I had better put something up about the work I am doing at the moment. Here are the first two intro paras. kapow! What is a sequel? For some fans passionate about particular movies the moniker ‘sequel’ signals a monstrous malediction of genius. Works of art are reduced to vehicles of merchandising. Film […]