To the driver who didn’t stop
OK, you slowed enough to see that
she was staggering but not dead
before you drove off. You’ll agree that
women crossing when the red
is flashing shouldn’t be run over
but then today I guess you drove a
little careless. Neither light
nor traffic bade you not turn right,
and if she’d taken one step further
or been a child for goodness sake
of course you would have hit the brake.
It’s not as if you’ve done a murder.
The bruises where you hit will mend.
Sleep well at night. Go safe, my friend.
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- An Ideal Husband (Oliver Parker 1999) 17 January 2022With a screenplay by the director based on Oscar Wilde's play, this works well as a movie, even with all the stage business of doors opening and closing and deliberately left ajar. All the principal actors are wonderful: CAte Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam.
- Fishing for Lightning (Sarah Holland-Batt 2021) 16 January 2022I read a couple of the essays in this when they first appeared in the Weekend Australian, and was delighted to receive the book as a Christmas gift. I hope it will make me less ignorant about contemporary Australian poetry.
- The Tender Bar (George Clooney 2021) 16 January 2022Portrait of the writer as a young boy. Ben Affleck is sweet as the boy hero's uncle. A lot of cigarettes and alcohol.
- YouTube: Finding Lucy (Pamela Mason Wagner 2000) 14 January 2022We watched this TV biog after Being the Ricardos. It confirmed how excellent Nicole Kidman's version of Lucille Ball is.
- Amazon Prime: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin 2020) 14 January 2022I enjoyed this a lot. Both Nicole Kidman and Xavier Bardem are terrific, and I forgot that it was an Aaron Sorkin script.
- An Ideal Husband (Oliver Parker 1999) 17 January 2022
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