With the arrival of spring, my thoughts usually turn to Vincent van Gogh, Britpop and Rimbaud – this March was no exception. I’ve read ‘Lust for Life’ by Irving Stone; a biography of van Gogh. I’m half-way through Nick Kent’s decadent masterpiece ‘Dark Stuff’; let’s just say that I want to write about painters the way he writes about rock musicians. I’ve been intrigued by Amy Winehouse after watching documentary Amy (2015), her lyrics get a new dimension when you know the background.
I’ve watched a lot of films, all of which I would recommend: Basquiat (1996), Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment (1980), Lolita (1962) – again, The Pleasure Girls (1965), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Eight Miles High (2007), Darling (1965), Ladies in Love (1936)… My new discovery for this month – silent films. I may write about that soon, but no promises. I’ve watched Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), Pollyanna (1917), The Little Princess (1917), Broken Blossoms (1919)… I confess, Old Hollywood glamour has (finally) won me over!
I’ve enjoyed March, hope you did too.