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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Polish Winged Hussars Demonstration Team

Yesterday, we went to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds for a display put on by

"The Hussar Banner of the Marshall of Pomorskie Voivodship"

a Polish re-enactment troop of winged hussars. This took place in the museum tiltyard and lasted about 45 minutes. All very exiting. These are the photos I took.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

"Final Portrait"

A trip with B to City Screen in York yesterday afternoon to see this new film "Final Portrait"

An excellent film, beautifully staged, very well acted, beautifully photographed. Not a lot happens, the film is based on a book written by James Lord, the young man sitting for the final  portrait painting by Giacometti, but the interaction between the two main characters, then with Giacometti's wife, his mistress, his brother, these intimate details open up the film, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always pertinent to the plot.

Stanley Tucci wrote and directed the film after he found a copy of the book, purely by chance. He has produced a wonderful piece for cinema.

Friday, 11 August 2017

"Shin Godzilla"

Something out of the ordinary for us - a midweek evening trip to the cinema Cityscreen in York (preceded by dinner at Carluccio's new restaurant).

We went to watch "Shin Godzilla", a Japanese remake of the 1954 film "Godzilla". The film is in Japanese, with English subtitles, has a lot of CGI and I believe it is on very limited release, we saw it in Cityscreen's smallest screen and it was on for one showing only. We thoroughly enjoyed it, good fun. Fortunately we are used to subtitled films, I know this puts off some people.  I would not recommend this film to everybody but if you like sci-fi monsters, this may be for you.