Tag: Surrealism

Cinema

The Final Programme (1973)

Here’s another film that seems pretty apt for the current state of the UK post-Brexit – Robert Fuest’s end of the world-lite version of Michael

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Cinema

High Rise and Brexit

I’ve been scrabbling around for an appropriate metaphor for the colossally surreal act of self-harm the UK inflicted on itself 48 hours ago, and early

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Cinema

Zardoz (1974)

What better way to recover from New Year’s Eve than a leisurely afternoon watching John Boorman’s cult classic Zardoz. Putting aside the seriously disturbing sight

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Art

Interview with Jim Burns

Go here for my review of Jim Burns’ latest book The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal. Can you talk us through one of your paintings

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Art

Jim Burns – Hyperluminal

For me the golden age of science fiction and fantasy paperback illustration in the UK spanned the 70s and 80s. While 60s covers often favoured

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Cinema

The Company of Wolves (1984)

Wandering through Kate Bush’s imagination a couple of weeks ago made me think of a peculiarly English brand of dark fantasy that started in the

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Cinema

Paperhouse (1988)

Movies and dreams have always been closely linked. Cinema history is full of movies of dreams, from the films of Georges Méliès and the 1911

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Art

Patrick Woodroffe

I’d already planned on doing an article on the fantasy artist Patrick Woodroffe when the news came in that he’d passed away and so, sadly,

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Art

The Grotesque

This is the first in a series of posts looking at the Grotesque in literature and art. It’s a subject that’s fascinated me for years

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