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May 11

May 11, 2017

Part two: the story; King Arthur Legend of the Sword

If you don’t know much about the Arthurian Legend, or have not encountered it before, the usual Arthurian story (where Arthur is the protagonist) has Arthur growing up an orphan and not knowing he’s the rightful king. Through some means (depending on which version you’re reading, there are a lot) Arthur gains Excalibur (pulling it from a stone is a contemporary addition to the legend), a symbol of his birthright, and has to fight whomever is king, overthrow them and…

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May 10

May 10, 2017

Film thoughts: King Arthur Legend of the Sword; part one.

Title: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Release date: May 12, 2017 (USA), May 18, 2017 (Oz) Official Website: The latest retelling of the Arthurian Legend and the newest addition to Cinema Arthuriana (yes, this is a thing) opens in the next week (May 12 in the USA, May 18 in Oz) and I’m curious to see what the film is actually like. Based on the various trailers it looks okay, but trailers always pull the best bits of…

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May 9

May 9, 2017


It’s been a while, huh? I keep meaning to blog, but well, I knit or draw instead. I’m not actually knitting as much as I have in the past as I’m trying to keep 1 or 2 WIPs OTN instead of 4 or 5. This way I get to use the FO faster, if I remember to block them. Back to the point of this post. Apart from being a knitter and writer, I have a background in film and…

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Jul 10

July 10, 2013

Les Misérable (2012), Film, Theatre and Me.

I don’t often go the cinema as it’s a distance away, so when I do get the chance to see a recent release, it’s at home. Last night I watched Les Misérable (2012) and I was disappointed with it. I better back up and explain why. I have a background in film and theatre. In primary school we put on musicals at the end of each year and I later studied at WAAPA and film at ECU. I’ve worked backstage, I’ve directed,…

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