Friday, March 18, 2011

Wexford Sights (XXXII)

Last year I wrote a brief post about a robin that flew headlong into a window in my house and died before my eyes. I thought that history was about to repeat itself earlier today when I saw the above-pictured bird slamming into the glass in our kitchen. Thankfully, it was unhurt, and is pictured in my partner's hands (she insisted that I point out that she was gardening previously, and that her hands are not normally that dirty). 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

An Amusement (XXVIX)

Terry Gilliam on Walerian Borowczyk's astounding 1964 film Les Jeux des Anges (which translates as The Games of Angels, I believe):
"Walerian Borowczyk was a twisted man whose films were infused with a unique cruelty and weirdness. He started out making extraordinary animations, graduated to directing classics such as Goto, Island of Love and La Bete, and then ended up directing Emmanuelle 5, which I think is a perversely fitting end. Les Jeux des Anges was my first experience of animation that was utterly impressionistic. It didn't show me anything specific, just sound and movement from which you create a world of your own."
What more encouragement do you need? 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wexford Sights (XXXI)

The sunrise in the field behind my house.