I’ve started a newsletter, highlighting the things I’m up to online and off in a brief, inobtrisive weekly-ish missive. I’ve explained a bit about it in this post and copied up the first one, which went out on Wednesday.
Apparently “the most expensive shot in silent film history” although there’s no info about what film it’s from. Still, rather impressive, putting a real train on a collapsing bridge like that, heralding a century of wasting huge sums of money on mildly entertaining moving picture shows.
Stanley Kubrick allowed his then-17-year-old daughter, Vivian, to make a documentary about the production of THE SHINING. Created originally for the British television show BBC Arena, the documentary offers rare insight into the shooting process of a Kubrick film.
Starts with Jack Nicholson cleaning his teeth before walking onto the set and filming the axe-through-door scene. Mundanity and terror on the flip of a coin.
Back in 2002, when Mr Trebus died, a blog post of mine because an impromptu shrine, so I spun it off into a memorial page and set it adrift into the Hinternet. Every so often someone finds it and emails me, usually asking for more information about him which I don’t have. Yesterday Fiona Berry emailed with a poem she’d written about Mr Trebus which she thought I might enjoy. I’m a terrible appreciator of poetry so I have no idea if it’s any good or not, but I felt it worth sharing.