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Not for Sail: Foucault’s power pendulum

This week Sydney-siders rejected bullying right wing politics. Radio of the Right, shock-joke, Alan Jones, the long time self-styled champion of all things dubious in Australia, bullied the chief executive of the Opera House, Louise Herron, on air, ‘Who do you think you are…You work for us’, over Louise’s refusal to allow the projection of horse racing advertising images on the world heritage building’s sails.

Brava, Louise – brave women have featured in the building’s history. 

People, men and women, protested strongly – and the rightwing shock joker was forced to apologise. What a comedown backdown for the bully boy.

The House is not for horse-racing sale, now or ever.

 

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A Moda

A modest announcement

I have just finished a new novel about Film and Democracy set in Cinema in the south of France.  For those interested, stay tuned.

And as ten years ago was the year of the first publication of Uncorrected Proof, a Kindle version of that novel is up on Amazon. If you didn’t read first time, why not read it now.

http://www.elephantearspress.com/UncorrectedProof.html

Cannes

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Lights

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Positions please

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Roll cameras

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Cue background artists

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Mark it

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Action..No, no. Not everyone going everywhere

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What’s my ex-wife’s lawyer doing in the shot?

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And the spy in the hat..cut. CUT.

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I know, I know..what can I do..There’s six thousand of you.

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First positions again please, as quickly as you can

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OK…What I want is like…a crowd ..being…like…a real crowd

Renovation 6

Back in London after swimming the rental through the new rain road lakes of La Maremma, back in flood again, unusual for central Italy, and for the second time in a few weeks. Forced by flooded roads and countryside to take a giro di pepe via Latera through Valentano, then Canino to get back to the Aurelia and then turned the wrong way heading back to Grosetto before u-turning back to Rome.

After spending 6 am to 8.30 am in the pouring rain moving things back in to the place from where I was staying during the renovation I left the camera somewhere in all the moved stuff so only have a couple of photos to show of the progression.

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Happening during the “raccolta delle olive” outside in the big world..

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..I slipped away to slide into the Saturnia hot springs..

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Renovation 4 (di sera)

Renovation 3

Renovation 2