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An enthusiastic Italian woman from Ferrara invited me to level or movie A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1991 - within the reedbeds and flatlands of the Po, the place Ossessionc used to be shot. No-one has made a winning edition of the play; either Lindsay Kemp and Reinhardt went for bust in glitter and glamorous faeries - on the cost of ossessione, the affection compulsion within the play. 134 AUGUST Thursday 24 lengthy creation assembly with James at Basilisk to organise a shoot for subsequent Friday; then over to the edit of the Pets' live performance movie. HB and Peter hacking via never-ending fabric — as soon as and as soon as purely! Chris Lowe's supply of the phrases 4Sex, cash, loss of life, faith" are extra punk than Rotten: deadpan say the fanatics, lethal say the detractors. sizzling and tiring day, with no the buzz that I felt again in London final week. i will not muster the strength to jot down letters. i get extra absentminded - forgot the place I had saved the golf green sari for Tilda. a bit like Mr. Crow. Friday 25 mendacity in mattress in Bankside i might watch the river ebb and movement Barges and bins, the previous tugs and delight boats gone through Southwark Bridge throughout to the large iron-grey Doric piers of Cannon road rail bridge; at low tide i might stroll by means of the river mattress and scout for cash and pilgrims' badges. i've got an outstanding medieval ring from the 1340s, patterned in golden pinchbeck, that carne from the river right here. overdue lunch at Mildred's vegetarian eating place. a tender guy from Chicago began up a talk; it became out he knew pals of mine there. I instructed him approximately M. , who's inheritor to a very good fortune, and whose mom, disapproving of his way of life, 'buried' him at a society funeral: her method of telling him to vanish. Now he can stopover at his personal gravestone and reflect on immortality. one other dialog struck up with a person who labored for the feared Murdoch's Sky television. I urged he did an interview, 'Sky is Blue1. Mr. Murdoch is within the information criticising British television. he's particularly correct approximately it and its lousy dress dramas: hideous layout and indecent appearing, reinforcing classification, snobbery, all that the British reflect on useful. The younger guy from Chicago, after his yr on the structure organization, made an identical feedback. It had taken him this 12 months to develop to hate London: 'Everything should be measured through the previous here,' he stated. 'If you are making a feedback it falls on deaf ears. everyone is so confident they're improved. ' Sunday 27 introduced in seeds of alexanders, burdock, hawkbit and yellow horned poppy. Replanted seedlings of the poppy and ivy-leaved toadflax; additionally the periwinkle from Phoenix condo. one hundred thirty five MODERN NATURE every little thing dry as a bone. White groundsel seeds like pearls in a wilderness. Teasel, thistles, and the burdocks scorched and demise - not anything left for the rain to save lots of. Even the willows rattle with drought. a funky northerly introduced the skies again. Fast-moving low cloud over vibrant silver with shafts of sunshine. the ocean working excessive, white capped; shimmering useless grasses. The summer's again damaged. The solar has picked out the white cliffs, like an unlimited iceberg in a gloomy bluegrey sea.

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