March 1st, 2004

breaking bad

neutron blasters cleared for firing

For the first time ever, I'm posting a link to a website supported by the organisation I work for.

When it comes to award-winning film making, limited fine motor skills were no impediment to the seven pupils from Mere Oaks School, Wigan, who snaffled first place at the 2003 Creativity in Digital Video Awards. Their film, , A Space Oddity, speaks for their skill, dedication and talent as film makers. Seven pupils - two girls and five boys - all in Year 7 made the film. They are all wheelchair users with limited gross and fine motor skills but their disabilities didn’t stop them from making a cracking film. All seven appear in the film and all were involved in each aspect of its production

intro here download the video here

My verdict - some tendency to over-acting, but the special effects are an improvement on Blakes 7.
breaking bad

Merely players

Empire magazine this month are posing a question to their readers: who is the greatest living screen actor?

It sounds like an easy question: by which I mean that I expected to have a strong and somewhat inflexible opinion about the correct answer. But - no answer springs to mind.

Who lights up every scene he or she is in? Who transforms the words he or she delivers into poetry? Who can turn his or her hand to any role and enhance it?

Sean Penn is very highly thought of at present isn't he? I find Kenneth Branagh's delivery of Shakespeare to be better than anyone else acting nowadays. And - I know you'll think this my hormones talking - but I think Russell Crowe is a surpassing actor. I think that's why he is so widely fancied, although he isn't handsome.

Of the three, probably Kenneth B. Ah, I knew I could achieve dogmatism if I tried.