Posts by Geoff Lealand

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 Older→ First

  • Hard News: The Honours,

    Sir Peter Jackson? hmmm! There goes the image of 'I'm just an average Kiwi bloke from Pukerua Bay'. Let's hope he now doesn't build himself a castle.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Stories: Love,

    Accidents will happen. I forwarded an email to my son as I thought that he would want news of the adventures of his mother and sister in Japan--forgetting that there were earlier messages below, where I voiced disappointments about some of his behaviour (the lack of moments of gratitude which parents seek from their children). Anyway, it mean't that we then had a long and honest telephone conversation, that got a bit emotional.

    Hope you all have a good evening to see out 2009. I have greatly enjoyed PAS this year and it has given me the kind of intellectual pleasure I don't always find in the academic circles I move in.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Holiday Musings,

    I turned off Matinee Idle (maybe forever) a couple of days ago when they were discussing their new Twitter feed, which largely consisted of Simon Morris adopting a faux-luddite stance ("What is Twitter? What would you want it for??"). As far as I am concerned MI can crawl back into their c18th cave. Gone off to Concert FM for a while (how I pine for Bfm)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Holiday Musings,

    i think mike king is fantastic.

    You can see him in conversation with the Dalai Lama on MTS, Thursday at 10pm (straight after Media 7). Looks like time to free up some space on MySky.

    Thanks for starting this thread, Russell.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: North versus South, Part 1,

    I have spent the last couple of days tidying/changing the back garden.

    What a magnificent garden! Guillermo would feel right at home there.

    Our back garden is dominated by softer foliage plants (cyathea, dicksonia, asplenums, cordylines)--including some whekis over 100 years old, apparently.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: North versus South, Part 1,

    Prof Warwick Elley, drawing on his experience during implementation of similar testing 20 years ago in England:

    Greetings, Sacha. Yes, I did read this--particularly taken with his descriptions of the problems with testing encountered by 'Miss Latham, the principal of Dymchurch Country School'. There is so much evidence piling up against primary school testing but I doubt whether Anne Tolley is toiling away on her hols, taking account of it. She is such a damn idealogue.

    But I am toiling away (the wind has come up and the sun has drifted away in the Waikato), writing an Intro on the current state of New Zealand film, for the Directory of World Cinema. Came across a rather extraordinary quote from Guillermo del Toro, who describe New Zealand cinema as Hollywood the way God intended it. He might be alluding to PJ as 'god'.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: North versus South, Part 1,

    Thanks, Sofie. Sounds good--I will pop in and out, in between retrieving bricks from a demolished house, tending to my tomato plants, and playing some new music very, very loud (Them Crooked Vultures, in particular)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: North versus South, Part 1,

    Irrespective of geographical location, things are rather too quiet around these parts. Facebook is not really an adequate substitute, for those times I am looking for the usual lively PA discussion (especially on these rainy summer days).

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Stories: Love,

    Best film for those intimately involved with Aspies, Max and Mary

    I agree. It is lovely film, without flash or dash. Great touches of Australiana in the opening sequence, too.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Year of Saying Sorry,

    Well, there you go...today's Sunday Star Times awards Media 7 "the current affairs talk show of the year"

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2322 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 165 166 167 168 169 232 Older→ First