As the Queen departed Westminster Abbey to the shouts of "Vivat Regina!" trumpets sounded and church bells pealed. Enraptured crowds cheered as the stately coaches of seventy-four foreign powers made their way along the coronation route. Despite the downpour, Queen Salote of Tonga rode in an open carriage, the only head of state to do so. An enormous woman, she waved her huge, fleshy arms to greet bystanders and completely overshadowed the frail little man sharing her carriage.
"What's sitting across from her?" someone asked.
"Her lunch," said Noel Coward.
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Sequestered from civilization since birth, 35-year old Bubby (Nicholas Hope) is deemed "a bad boy" by his abusive Mum (Claire Benito), who's kept him indoors by telling him he'll die outside. But when Bubby finally leaves the house, he's forced to confront his fears -- and learn some truths about humankind.
Australian auteur, Rolf De Heer directs this darkly comic cult hit, which won praise at the Cannes Film Festival.
1 hr. 52 min.
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VIDEO, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 15 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR: SADIE BENNING / MUSIC: BIKINI KILL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: VIDEO DATABANK / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL BETACAM, 1992
Girl Power is a vision of self-determination and radical girlhood, set to the sound of leading ‘riot grrrl’ band Bikini Kill. As a teenager, Benning would skip school and go on solitary adventures, building a world inside her head with her own rules, imaginary friends and make-believe love. Benning rejoices in these personal rebellions against school, the expectations of her family and more broadly the stereotypes proscribed to teenage girls.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Monday 25th August 2008 saw the release of "Forth", The Verve's first new album since 1997's "Urban Hymns".
Sarah Palin: From the bowels of Hell.
Kool Marder: It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.
G O D: The best band in the world.