Archive for April 5, 2011


Posted in FILM with tags , , on April 5, 2011 by dcairns

Mike Nichols, talking to Steven Soderbergh on the commentary track of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on the subject of “opening out” plays ~

“I think about this all the time, because there’s nothing as depressing as in a bad play or production, when the last actor has come on, because there’s nothing left to hope for. You’ve now seen everybody they’ve got to offer you, and if somebody isn’t funny or sexy or something, and the play is bad, you’re TRAPPED. In a movie, as you say — suddenly there could be a belly-dancer, or you could be in Scotland… anything.”

Out on a Lim

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on April 5, 2011 by dcairns

More of my doggerel is now on view over at the mighty Limerwrecks, home of the noir limerick. Here and here.

Image via Doctor Macro.


He loves to go swim with Liz Taylor,

But Shelley ain’t much of a sailor,

She topples the boat,

And doesn’t quite float,

Her Poseidon Adventure skills fail her.


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