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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.220.8
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 11:17 pm:   

Any folk who will be in London some time before mid-January should get along to Tate Britain and see this:-

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/johnmartin/default.shtm?gclid=CKmR0eH mjqwCFYQPfAodQ10JqA

Debs and I went to this today and it's wonderful - we'd seen the end-of-the-world tryptic a few times before as it lives at the Tate anyway, but it's still stunning however many times I see it, and some of his other works are amazing. Go.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.31.214.170
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 07:51 am:   

That trailer is superb.
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.25.224.132
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 10:06 am:   

Talking of John Martin: http://jonoliverwriter.blogspot.com/
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Matthew Fryer (Matthew_fryer)
Username: Matthew_fryer

Registered: 08-2009
Posted From: 90.206.208.85
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:07 pm:   

I love John Martin's triptych. I find it genuinely sobering, despite being an atheist.

And yes, that trailer is fantastic.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:15 pm:   

And if you're going to see the John Martin exhibition, you might like to go on this particular evening:

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/pandemonium-launch-stories-of-the-ap ocalypse/

I'd love to be able to go to that exhibition myself but, sadly, I'm nowhere near London.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.220.8
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:25 pm:   

Hitch down, Caroline!

Ooh yes, forgot to say that BFS members can get into the Martin exhibition at a reduced ticket price. Debbie's a Tate member so we got in free !
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 86.24.14.10
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 01:41 pm:   

Mick, surely the highlight of your visit to the Martin exhibition was bumping into me there?
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.30.148
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 02:37 pm:   

Did you notice the quote from Lovecraft in the exhibition booklet?
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.220.8
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 02:57 pm:   

Yes, we saw that, Ramsey - interesting to see.

Stu - of course meeting you was the highlight of the exhibition, and it explained a strange feeling I'd had for days; that of being followed...
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 81.100.126.181
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 04:07 pm:   

Mick, I'm still disappointed that we missed each other at Fopp.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.24.155
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 04:24 pm:   

Me too! Did you buy much?
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 81.100.126.181
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 04:50 pm:   

Just the DVD of From Beyond the Grave.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.24.155
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:18 pm:   

Ah - no DVDs for me; just three CDs - two Scott Walkers and a Mogwai.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 12:40 am:   

Not being daft or anything (well, maybe I am) but what's Fopp?
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 86.29.68.60
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 10:07 am:   

Chain of music/film/book stores.
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Matthew Fryer (Matthew_fryer)
Username: Matthew_fryer

Registered: 08-2009
Posted From: 90.206.208.85
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 12:15 pm:   

Annoyingly, Sheffield's Fopp closed a couple of years ago. Now all we've got is hmv, which has a much higher commercial dross ratio and is nowhere near as interesting to browse.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.24.155
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 02:58 pm:   

I think Fopp is now owned by HMV - hopefully they'll not let it turn into HMV though.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 06:06 pm:   

I wonder if they're just down south then? I've never heard of them before!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 06:29 pm:   

There's a branch in Manchester. just off market street near Tesco
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 06:51 pm:   

Ah well, just goes to show I don't get out much ...
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.166.73
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 11:55 am:   

Went DVD shopping in Manchester's Fopp on Halloween. Came back with a copy of 'From Beyond The Grave' as well, funnily enough, Stu?

And 'The Ward', which was bloody good. Genuinely scary (ending was a bit weak, maybe...)

Oh, and a John Carpenter box set...

I can resist anything except temptation.

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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.153.150.101
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 04:52 pm:   

I can't bear to be in the same room as anything by Martin. Almost any big paintings in fact. I just feel overpowered.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.179.56.49
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 06:57 pm:   

That feeling of overpowering awe is one of the things I love about his better works.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 82.6.90.110
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 11:00 pm:   

Saw it on Sunday and paid full price dammit because I didn't know the BFS connection. Never mind, it was spectacle and wonder. My favourite is "Belshazzer's Feast" so much happening.

Regards
terry
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.25.224.132
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 11:31 pm:   

And now you can read an extract from my John Martin-inspired story: http://jonoliverwriter.blogspot.com/
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.208.112.232
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 12:29 am:   

"Ah - no DVDs for me; just three CDs - two Scott Walkers and a Mogwai."

Don't feed it after midnight, Mick. And never ever get it wet.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.179.56.49
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 12:30 am:   

Too late!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 06:46 pm:   

I just ordered The Zombie Dead for 3.75 including postage off Amazon.
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 04:33 pm:   

Pandemonium lives! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pandemonium-Stories-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B00624EIBK/ref=s r_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320420746&sr=1-1
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
Username: Jonathan

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 05:53 pm:   

Jon - I kill threads dead - Oliver
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.179.56.49
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 07:16 pm:   

You and gcw!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 07:27 pm:   

I thought I was the biggest thread-killer round here!

* no-one replies *
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 92.4.162.173
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 05:10 pm:   

I'm replying.
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 86.24.25.80
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 09:16 pm:   

I'm not.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 11:49 am:   

Why not?
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 82.11.92.224
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 12:07 pm:   

'Cos I'm too busy talking about Alfred Bester on the 'What Are You Reading?' thread.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 05:12 pm:   

Terry, Stu - you two are rotten spoilsports. I was proud to be a thread killer.

(only kidding - I love you both really )
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 82.18.196.177
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 09:44 pm:   

Caroline, don't worry, you DID kill this thread. Now it's just shuffling around in an undead state.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:09 pm:   

Thanks, Stu. I'm happy again now I know that.

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