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September
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Brewster McCloud (1970)

“How I yearn to throw myself into endless space and float above the awful abyss.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Within the spacious enclosure of the Houston Astrodome, Texas, a young introverted social outsider stands confidently upon the concrete ledge of the highest seating balcony. Strapped to his back is a pair of handmade mechanical [...]

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September
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Head

“The tragedy of your times my young friends is that you might get exactly what you want.” Thanks to Saturday morning re-runs during the early eighties The Monkees supplied me with my first impression of what a real band should be. They all shared the same house, they drove a custom built hot rod, chased [...]

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September
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The Kubrick Effect

I’ve never thought of Stanley Kubrick as an untouchable cinematic god. But he has directed a fare amount of my favourite films. And it’s hard to disassociate his work from a number of determining moments throughout my youth. I first became aware of Kubrick’s existence during the early eighties. For the first half of the [...]