Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Films to Watch Out For

Looks like being a promising few months at the home cinema. The History Boys - Alan Bennet's award winning play - found its way onto the screen with a Royal launch on Monday October 2nd. I find Alan's work compelling, and this is meant to be outstanding. Then there is Dame Helen Mirren at The Queen (Elizabeth II this time) - the story of the 2 weeks after the death of Princess Dianna. FInally there is Forrest Whittaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland - a compelling and convincing performance looking at the complex psychi of this madman.

I am also trying to track down The Deal - the story of the Blair-Brown agreement before he became Prime Minister, a "deal" which is playing itself out on a grand scale right now.

I have been reading some trashy novels - for example, Peter Abrahams Oblivion. These are largely crime thrillers, but occassionally there is some good writing. Abrahams, for example isnt bad.

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