Archive for July, 2010

Screen

Great scenes: The ending of Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Great scenes: The ending of Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

‘Too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does…?’ Astatine is arguably the planet’s rarest element. It appears briefly from the branching decay of Uranium, Thorium and Actinium, and then vanishes just as quickly. There’s only 25grams of it at anyone time in the earth’s crust and it has [...]

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Music

Great Albums Burial – Untrue

Great Albums Burial – Untrue

Dubstep is inner city music. Really, it is inner city LDN music and, more than that, it is inner city South LDN music; I doubt it could have been born anywhere but the bedrooms and clubs of Camberwell, Peckham and Croydon. But it isn’t confined to them: the movement’s mercurial [...]

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Great Scenes:  ‘Jaws – Quint’s USS Indianapolis Speech

Great Scenes:  ‘Jaws – Quint’s USS Indianapolis Speech

‘So eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen come out, the sharks took the rest, June the twenty ninth, 1945.’ Quint takes a drink. ‘Anyway, we delivered the bomb’ This scene from Jaws is the first time I remember ever feeling excitement and dread in the [...]

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