Another Day

Posted on 3rd February, 2023

Some writing - 650 words in an hour -, a perusal of the poetry of Aimé Césaire, whose apocalyptic view of a town is at some odds with Hove where I later talked at its fabled Tandoori opposite the Library before a late-night viewing of Paris, 13th District which began promisingly but sloughed into monotony (as distinct from stillness), and so it was a relief to turn to the quarter-hour of Lotte Reininger's 1922 take on Cinderella: a sequence of silhouettes akin to stop-go motion with a shocking view of the Ugly Sisters' attempt to make the slipper fit them upon.

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