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Enlarging our Hearts at the Cinema with Paddington2 and Wonder

Enlarging our Hearts at the Cinema with Paddington2 and Wonder

The Salisbury Odeon is one of the oldest buildings in town with an impressive mediaeval hall which leads into four or perhaps five screens. Friends will know that it is a favourite haunt of mine – sometimes just a very helpful release from work – at other times important for us all to see beyond the horizon and have our hearts and imaginations enlarged.   Here is a small reflection on a couple of recent visits. I did not get…

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T2

T2

T2 Trainspotting A Saturday afternoon and a day off might not entirely be the right combination for a visit to screen three in the Salisbury Odeon to watch the new Trainspotting sequel. The seats were filled and lager and popcorn sustained many of my neighbours during an epic revisiting of Edinburgh and four characters – each in their own way hell-bent on destruction and pleasure! There is a deep political storyline to all that happens in this film – it…

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The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

Man cannot live by packing boxes alone! And the trouble with lists is that every time one item gets knocked off another two take their place….. so after some shopping for a lunch party I went to the cinema! And here is a tip – turn up and take your chance! If you have some space then attack the pick n mix counter and delight in those strange cloured shapes of colour…. midget gems are my favourite …. but the…

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

A rather cold afternoon in January is a good time to rediscover the joys of cinema – and my goodness – what a film – deserving every possible acclamation. So here is the plot!!! Slumdog Millionaire opens with a police inspector  in Mumbai,  India interrogating and torturing Jamal Malik, also played by Tanay Chheda and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar), a former street child. Jamal is a contestant on the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati the Indian version of Who Wants to…

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These our actors

These our actors

these our actors   Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is…

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