Glasgow Kiss*

The rat-infested city of Glasgow!


What? Pictures don’t lie!

Hence, last Thursday night, for an evening of birthday celebrations with Morag McKinnon and Colin McLaren, respectively director and screenwriter of the forthcoming Scottish feature ROUNDING UP DONKEYS.

Facts gathered at this gathering:

1) ROUNDING UP DONKEYS may be ready by the time of next year’s Berlin Film Festival, in which case, watch out Germany.

2) Writer-director Hannah Robinson has won a smashing prize, the American Screenwriters’ Association International Screenplay Competition Grand Prize, for FIREWORKS, a script she co-wrote with Jonathan Hall. The pair hope to hit L.A., get agents and sell projects and get work and all that lovely stuff.

3) Popular beat combo Belle and Sebastian are preparing a feature film. I couldn’t find out much about this, since my informant was the band’s drummer. “The title, even?” “Sorry.”

Also present: Living Human People I don’t see nearly often enough: filmmaker Jez Curnow; cinematographer and all round good egg Kenneth Simpson; filmmaker and gendernaut Travis Reeves and his sister Helen, musician; actress/super-being Anita Vettesse; monster-maker Stephen Murphy — and many more! Collect ’em all!

*Glasgow, Scotland’s other capital, has, like France, lent its name to a special kind of kiss.

4 Responses to “Glasgow Kiss*”

  1. nice photie

    saw 42nd Street on friday – servers down at EIFF so forced to abandon computer on friday night. Amazed to see a film with dancers who looked like they had been allowed to eat!

  2. Oh yes, Busby’s gals have a healthy variation in shape and size. Apparently he used to keep them all under contract to save them from the depradations of the casting couch. So he could be a nice guy when he wasn’t out killing people with his drunk driving.

    I like the fact that both he and Bunuel preferred the gin & tonic as a stimulant to the imagination. There might be something in it.

  3. well I’d give a vote to Pimms and Lemonade as a stimulant ! Know nothing about Busby must find out more. One thing I did think was that the costumes stank … so pleasure in looking at them 90% of the outfits were hideous!

  4. There are a couple little Busby bits here, including his influence on Ken Russell, but I must write something more substantial on BB. It might help me get the films sorted out in my head as I’m always muddling them.

    As for the costumes, at least they were WELL-FILLED.

    Ruby Keeler can’t act, sing, or dance, and is funny-looking. A GODDESS!

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