'So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.' ― George Orwell

Category: Film

Vivian Maier, photographer

I finally got around to watching the documentary film Finding Vivian Maier (2013) and found that she was just as idiosyncratic as everything I’d read about her had led me to believe. But the eye never lies… what talent.


Peter O’Toole [1932-2013]

Peter O’Toole, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the set of ‘Under Milkwood’ by Dylan Thomas

‘I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.’ – Peter O’Toole

A wonderful profile of the Irish actor returning home by Gay Talese for Esquire magazine in 1963:

“You’re talking to an Irish bookie’s son, you can’t con me!”

‘I started out as a journalist on the Yorkshire Post. Then it occurred to me I didn’t want to be writing the story – I wanted to be the story.’

From GQ magazine:

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