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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

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Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a tonne of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this short music video;…

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The story didn’t die

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I have written it with trepidation. It will cause some readers pain. I do not find my candor, its realism greatly reassuring. I apologise to my readers and most of all my family for the harm it…

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The Screen

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It seems all I do these days is stare at the bright white screen. The computer has the gall to stare right back at me as if it knows better. It flickers to black ……

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Snapshot of my life as a ‘Temp’

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Sitting, peering, folding and unfolding arms. Chewing my Nicorette gum like a man possessed. My third shot for the day. No one smokes at work, which means I can’t smoke either. The place where I…

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Kundalini Yoga For Beginners – Nirvair Singh Khalsa

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Back in 2003, I was going through a really bad patch. My marriage and career was failing, my father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and my previous work boss and good friend died of…

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Gold Nugget

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Inflatable pool, sipping’ Dad’s ice cold beer kissed my Godmother’s daughter ‘How cute!’, Dad took a photo Later on, my best friend snatched it and it would do the school rounds I’ve had better days,…

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East of Eden – John Steinbeck

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck is considered one of America’s great literary classics along with his other treasured book The Grapes of Wrath. According to Steinbeck’s third wife, Steinbeck considered East of Eden his…

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Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries

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Many years ago, I had the audacity to create a list of my 100 favourite movies on IMDB without having seen a single Ingmar Bergman picture. I was more or less cajoled to watch Bergman…

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‘Love and Theft’ – American Hustle (2013)

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David Russell lent heavily from Martin Scorsese’s best crime dramas to make American Hustle. The narratives, music and editing are an almost direct homage to Scorsese’s 90’s work particularly Casino. Even De Niro makes a…

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Barton Fink (Coen Brothers) – A Screenplay Masterpiece

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Such is the allure of watching engrossing and dynamic characters like those in Barton Fink, the Coen Brothers 1991 cinematic gem, that if I had my time all over again I would focus every ounce…

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