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La La Land – a tissue-thin fantasy

 

Last Friday I skived off from the restaurant and persuaded Tom to take me to the movies.

Tom is the restaurant’s gay book-keeper. He is the first choice to take one to see Dream Girls, Diana Ross – or La La Land.

He once gave me a full-sized high-heel chocolate shoe because I said I would eat a shoe if it were covered in chocolate.

We went to the Oxford…

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Jackie and the the shattered psyche of a nation

Perhaps because I went to see Jackie on the eve of Donald Trump’s Inauguration, it assumed an especial significance.

The mystique of the Presidency has long fascinated me. There is something almost cultish about the way Americans refer to “My President’, rather than THE President.

Given the jaw-dropping ignorance of some Americans – well, least-ways those questioned by Jay Leno or Alan Watters on TV.

– I can’t help being less than sanguine about Jackie as box-office gold.

In Watter’s World, Jesse Watters goes around with a camera and mike and asks people questions like ‘Who fought the Civil War?’ “What is the capital of New York?” Their responses elicit gales of laughter.

Certainly its a dot on the cards that I would not be able to find a millennial who knows who ‘Jackie’ was.

The second…

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