Archive for The Chiseler

Look the other fellow in the eye

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on August 30, 2016 by dcairns


Yes, I want to write something about Gene Wilder.

Meanwhile, over at The Chiseler, James Cagney features in The Greatest Close-Up of 1939. Click.

Suffering from gas

Posted in FILM, Theatre with tags , , , on July 6, 2016 by dcairns


A laid-back Walbrook in the original film of GASLIGHT. Chiseled here.

Here Hare Here

Posted in Interactive, literature, Mythology, Painting with tags , , on May 24, 2016 by dcairns


The Chiseler has been dormant for some time due to, it seems, cyber-terrorism! But it’s back now, and I have a short piece about Kit Williams’ puzzle-book, Masquerade.

A friend mentioned this book to me and it sounded intriguing and sort of familiar — maybe I was aware of it in my childhood, but forgot all about it. Eventually, curious, I bought a copy second-hand. It all seemed terribly familiar — but I had no specific memory of ever having read it or seen it. My first ever case of literary deja vu.

There’s a very nice BBC documentary about Williams ~

And another, from nearer the time of the book ~