an autobiographical journey
through the wacky world
social engineering and the unexplained...
My search for sanity
in an insane world! ...slowly syncing
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Ultimate Escapist Move
Being a huge movie fan, I can't help but feel stunned that one of Britain's greatest contemporary movie directors/producers turned up dead yesterday, from an apparent suicide. Leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. Tony Scott, younger brother of Ridley Scott, took the ultimate escape route.
Sadly, we will never see the results of one production he was currently working on, Ion, to star Channing Tatum, rumoured to be the new 'Avatar', and scheduled to start filming in 2013.
Synopsis: A man travels to other planets and dimensions in search of his reincarnated lover.
Now I understand why I was compelled to look at bridges recently, and wrote about them in Bridge to Another World, here...
I have written for the culture, entertainment, and travel sectors, both on-line and in the local press.
For over twenty years my day-job consisted of slugging away, making other people rich, in the world's most ruthless, yet strangely boring and inept corporate finance environments. That includes international banking, new-IT, and advertising.
As freelance writer, and critic, in my spare time, I help run a workshop for local writers. I am still writing the on-line movie review blog ‘Celluloid Seduction’, hanging around a lot of the entertainment sites in the process.
After the devastating and unsolved death of my younger brother on 09/09/1994, I now attempt to exorcise feelings of powerlessness, and loss, that plague my psyche, by creating modern literal performance poetry, using traditional rhythmic forms, following in the footsteps of my late grandfather, the Cypriot 'Red Village' poet 'Vasilis'.
I have many interests including the cinema, music, writing of all kinds, political and religious debate, new and weird science and the occult, plus a lot of other things that just don't fit in this box.
This blog is full of memories and opinion and observations. Feel free to quote me, but please respect me enough to credit 'Marie from Cyprus' on anything you repeat.
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