Sunday, 27 August 2006

In memory

Muriel Lee
27 August 2005

It's been a year since my Mam died.
I really miss her...

Thursday, 24 August 2006

Dwarf planet?

So this month's decision by a meeting of the I.A.U. in Prague has re-drawn the boundary of our Solar system. Pluto is classified as a 'dwarf planet'. OK, I realise that definitions are important in a field of study where things like celestial mechanics are supposed to be an exact science, but this curious astro demotion still sounds like Plan B for Planet 9 to me.

Cast your vote at: Sally Ride Science.

Friday, 18 August 2006

Top 20 Films

Here's one version of my list, in alphabetical order...

Although I'm happy with today's choices, next time I'd want to include other categories like - animation, comedy, anthology, art house, silent film, cult, foreign, romance... but never 'romantic comedy'!

All-Time Favourite Movies:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick - classic

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1989) Terry Gilliam - fantasy

Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola - war

Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott - science fiction

Blue Thunder
(1983) John Badham - helicopters

Day Of The Dead (1985) George A. Romero - horror

Dune (1984) David Lynch - space opera

Enter The Dragon (1973) Robert Clouse - martial arts

Excalibur (1981) John Boorman - myths

The Exorcist III (1990) William Peter Blatty - supernatural

Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984) Hugh Hudson - adventure

Hulk (2003) Ang Lee - superhero

Licence To Kill (1989) John Glen - action

The Right Stuff (1984) Philip Kaufman - docudrama

Silverado (1985) Lawrence Kasden - western

The Thing (1982) John Carpenter - monsters

The Untouchables (1987) Brian De Palma - crime

The Verdict (1982) Sidney Lumet - legal

Videodrome (1982) David Cronenberg - weird

The Year Of The Dragon (1985) Michael Cimino - thriller