Noir

“FOR MY PART I KNOW NOTHING WITH ANY CERTAINTY BUT THE SIGHT OF THE STARS MAKES ME DREAM” (Vincent van Gogh)

Pippa RathborneWoman reading Vickie Lester’s novel “It’s In His Kiss”  at night. Photo © Martin Hübscher

LISTEN TO THE FIRST CHAPTER OF It’s In His Kiss
on Vickie Lester’s brilliant blog
Beguiling Hollywood

on which each apparently effortless post strikes deep behind the razzle-dazzle to give insight into the design and inspiration, humour and human cost that go into creating the glamour of classic film-making.

All these qualities are evident in Vickie Lester’s fiction.

It is easy to dream when we look at a starlit sky, more difficult to represent it, even harder to understand how it was made.

“IT SHOULD BE CLEAR THAT PUTTING LITTLE WHITE DOTS
ON A BLUE-BLACK SURFACE IS NOT ENOUGH””
(Vincent van Gogh)

The most comprehensive and authoritative site I know about dramatic and comedic arts in all media, from historic to present times, is Sarah Vernon’s Rogues and Vagabonds, rich in articles and illustrations, edited by someone who understands theatre through and through.

Another recommended site dedicated to classic movies, combining charm with informed criticism, is Silver Screenings.

For down-to-earth reviews of popular films, I enjoy the wisdom of Pete Johnson (who is wise about everything) and Vinnieh.

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11 comments on “Noir

  1. PJR says:

    Adrienne, thank you so much for your kind thoughts xx

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  2. What a beautiful portrait. Much success.

    xx
    A

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  3. erotii says:

    Why is it that I am forever at a loss to find the ‘like’ button on theses damnable blogs?
    The point… lovely! Encore!

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  4. PJR says:

    All due to you, Vickie, lending wonderfully rich material and opportunity.

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  5. PJR says:

    You know my voice well-enough, Sarah, without having to listen to it! xx

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  6. PJR says:

    Delighted you like the photo, Sarah. Vintage gown, make-up by Photoshop.

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  7. Fabulous photo by Martin.

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  8. Bless you for the shout out, darling. Alas, I can’t spare the bandwidth to listen to it yet. x

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  9. Your reading made me forget I’d written it — I got caught up in the story — and at this point I would say that qualifies as a miracle. One million thanks!

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  10. Thank you SO MUCH for the shout-out. That was very kind of you. 🙂

    Am a huge fan of Sarah Vernon, and am going to Pete Johnson’s site to become acquainted.

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  11. beetleypete says:

    How kind of you, Pippa. I am very flattered to be in such company.
    (The photo works very well, telling all the stories at once…)
    As ever, Pete. x

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