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A selection of stuff

As the festive season gathers pace – I don’t know about you – but it seems to me that external events increasingly begin flying in to disrupt our attention from things that we really ought – or want – to be doing. (And I’m not referring to Christmas shopping). In [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Still Standing

When self-posting our blogs to the Rust via the administrative website and – thereby ticking the ‘category’ boxes to tag our occasional offerings to ensure that regular readers and others become aware of them – we have one designated to ‘Lists’. Here’s a [...]

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

How it all works

Years and years ago – in the early 1970s – I once interviewed Tony Elliott, sometime husband of Janet Street-Porter, who is best known for having founded and being the original editor of Time Out magazine, the alternative ‘entertainment’ guide to what was on in London. Being [...]

September 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

We’ve all seen ’em from time to time

In the Rust traditions of  firstly, ‘collecting’ lists and – secondly – of providing links for our readers to interesting articles spotted in the media, here’s one from the movie department: David Barnett, writing about the tome The Bad Movie Bible, as see today on [...]

August 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Highlights of the day

We asked a selection of our writers to nominate not the highlights of last year but the New Year i.e. yesterday. Tom Hollingworth: I still love every year writing into my diary from the Telegraph Sports Calender the  key events. This year it will be the Ashes though I am disappointed there are no [...]

January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Steeplechasing v flat

With the Albion away at Derby it was an opportunity on a cold but clear Sussex day to watch the steeplechasing on channel 4. I have always preferred that to the flat: the jumps provide an extra dimension; the bravery of the riders in one of the most dangerous particapating sports is something to [...]

December 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Religious Film List

 I would term these as movies where religion, faith or lack of it, or a religious character, play an important role.   Of Gods and Men 2010 Xavier Beauvais A stirring tale  of a monastic order in a quandary as to whether to go or stay in the face of fundamentalist terrorists, in which the [...]

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

10 films about music

Music films, like sports films, can suffer as an actor is not a musician. Against that you can rely on a good score. Here are 10 of my favourites: 1. Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner Rock music is not noted for either its humour or self-criticism but this film achieves both, an achingly funny [...]

March 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Neil Rosen’s Film List – Rome

To maintain my capital theme here is my Rome list. Rome is an important and creative force in the cinema with location, some great Italian directors and actors, though probably less so at the moment. Bicycle Thieves 1948 De Sica’s first film set in the poverty of post war Rome, with a [...]

December 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

… And The The Rest

Neil McCormick selects Bob Dylan’s thirty greatest songs in the Daily Telegraph today – see here – BOB DYLAN’S GREATEST Do you agree with his [...]

November 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

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