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Norman McLaren’s ‘Neighbours’

October 28, 2018 0 Comments
Norman McLaren’s ‘Neighbours’

In the year I was born, 1952, just seven years after the end of the Second World War, the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal released a remarkable political film entitled Neighbours.  Just over eight minutes long, it was the work of Norman McLaren, a Scottish director who’d settled in Canada.  It was widely […]

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‘A kestrel for a knave’: in memoriam Barry Hines

May 15, 2016 3 Comments
‘A kestrel for a knave’: in memoriam Barry Hines

In March the news came that Barry Hines had died. My mind flashed back to the time when I went with my mother to a cinema in Barnsley to see Kes, Ken Loach’s second feature film that was based on Hines’s short novel, A kestrel for a knave, published in 1968. It was late 1969 […]

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