Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 01:30 am: |
Popped into London this afternoon, ostensibly to blow that old harp at the very excellent "Ain't Nothing But Blues" Bar in Carnaby Street - how insufferably cool am I? Just popped into London, I mean, hey man...
It was a great jam session I have to say and all the players there were simply incredible - and it was free! I was invited to accompany a couple of contributors which is always a great experience, especially when the harmonica honking goes right (it doesn't always, not by a long shot).
Anyway, the point of this posting. The session ended at about 6pm so I wandered into the West End for some food and ended up grabbing a last minute ticket for "The Children's Hour" which is a play starring Kiera Knightly (dear God she's skinny)and the actor who plays Peggy in "Mad Men". I must say that I found a lot of the first act a trifle irritating, but at the end, in the last moments before the interval the play suddenly exploded into something much darker and more sinister, especially for me, a teacher for whom the play's central event is one of my worst professional nightmares.
The second act was very powerful and left me with that feeling that this is how I want to write but can never quite get there. The darker side of real life is coming to intrigue me more than the supernatural and this was a fine example of how terifying this can be.
See it if you can.
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 07:25 am: |
That's an excellent movie too. It was directed by William Wyler in 1960, sporting memorable playing by Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Mc Laine.
Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 11:10 am: |
I love that movie... incredibly disturbing and powerful.
I saw it once as a teenager and the sheer nastiness of what is done to the main protagonists has haunted me ever since. Scarier than any "evil child" horror because it is so real.