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Monday, 25 November 2013

Richard III & Gravity

Another great weekend has passed (putting the cricket to one side).

Saturday afternoon, we went to the Theatre Royal in York for a very fine production of Richard III, with Ian Bartholomew taking the lead. A huge hump, a hint of a withered left arm and no crutches, which sounds closer to the recently found skeleton in Leicester than some theatrical productions. There was an actor on crutches, Charles Daish played Clarence and was using the crutches for real following an accident.

A terrific production ,thoroughly enjoyed by both of us.

Sunday afternoon, we went to Cityscreen cinema to see Gravity. 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon and the showing was sold out, I got the penultimate pair of tickets.

Wow, this is what 3D was invented for. Some fine acting from Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but really, the film is about the visuals. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, whose previous films include Children of Men and Y Tu Mamá También. I know this is a lot of CGI and green screen filming but the overall effect is jaw dropping. See this at a good cinema with 3D specs.

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