I was commissioned to write this a few years ago for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava (and thank you to all the photo...
Monday, 28 January 2013
The Spirit of Entertainment: Borrowing from the Best
3 versions of Mary Magdalene
I've never seen the stage play but I loved the film of Les Miserables. Everything has been borrowed from somewhere, but because they steal from only the very best of places ( a little bit of Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, a dash of Bollywood, Cecil B. deMille set design, Mumbai and a whole load of the bible) it makes for a glorious film experience - a spectacle with sentimental moments that set the tears flowing down my cheeks.
Borrowing from the best - sometimes I think that is what it's all about really. And that in heaven at least, the revolution did come to pass.