Archive for the ‘film’ Category.

Brazil

I finally got to see Brazil on the big screen last night (22 years after it was released!), at the Prince Charles Cinema in London.

Face

Quite a difficult film so sit through, but contains some iconic scenes and well worth the effort. Shows what can happen when a bug literally drops into the system where you have a labour intensive, but highly mechanical totalitarian bureaucratic state. Which leads my thoughts to the recent facebook conspiracy or reality posting.

coconut orchestra

OT for this blog. However…

Traflagar Square

This being St George’s day, and unusually we bothered to make an effort. Thanks to Spamalot, in Trafalgar Square, we broke the world record for the most people playing in a coconut orchestra. At 5567, quite a few more than New York’s previous record of 1785. It would have been much higher, but we ran out of coconuts. Pythons Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones made an appearance.

Foot above

Trafalgar Square

Following the record attempt there was the slightly surreal (but strangely appropriate) screening of Monty Python And The Holy Grail at the foot of Nelson’s column. Big Ben on the skyline. The 5,000+ audience still equipped with coconuts joining in wherever a clip and clop might be required.

Back to computing stuff next.