Friday, 16 January 2015

Joy Division (2006)

Joy Division - not the band, or a film about the band, is an excellent film about a young German boy in the last days of Nazi Germany. It is very watchable, graphic in places and follows the trials and tribulations of a young Thomas from fighting the Red Army, his flight from the advancing troops to his capture and love of a neighbour called Melanie. Then it aspires that Thomas is living in the Soviet Union and becomes a spy for the KGB.  What is original is that it does not run chronologically but more in a Pulp Fiction style which I enjoyed. It is very dark in places, showing the brutality of Soviet troops, but one can't help but feel admiration for the main character as he never gives up on whatever tasks lie ahead, he keeps going  no matter what.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Remember The Liverpool Blitz January 9th 1941

Lord St, Liverpool, found at:
One gets the impression that people are unaware that Germany bombed other towns and cities as well as our beloved capital - London. Liverpool in World War 2 was an importnat port as that was where most imports from the North American continent arrived, hence it became a target. Have a look at this link re. the Liverpool Blitz, .

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Freedom Of Speech & Je Suis Charlie

Freedom of speech. Is this going to be a thing of the past? What is wrong with putting opinions onto paper and distributing them?

Ithink there is nothing wrong with this as long as the material is decent and not obscene. You will always upset someone. Keep writing. Tell it how it is. Print the truth. We have a decent society where freedom of speech is allowed and not suppressed.  Above all, remember: