In my opinion the best Halloween film ever made (discuss) is John Carpenter's original Halloween. Although Rob Zombie's 're-imagining' was pretty visceral it doesn't come close to matching the sheer atmosphere and tension built up in the original 1979 movie.
Although some films lose their power to draw you in, this one never does for me and it's arguably Carpenter's finest hour. It's aged pretty well too and the score never fails to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
Jamie Lee Curtis is great as the geeky small town teenage babysitter but my vote goes for the brilliant Donald Pleasance as Loomis the doctor who's not taken seriously until it's too late. He gets all the best lines of course:
"I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...evil."
Well, Lucky me has just got back from a weeks break in the Big Apple. It was my second time to this amazing city and loved it just as much if not more than the first time. The weather was cold but beautiful sunshine which made for lovely scenery in Central Park with the spectacular autumnal colours. Highlights this time included - rowing in Central Park (see attached photo), watching Hairspray on Broadway, MoMa, and the best blueberry pancakes in Lower East Side. There was of course loads of shopping, but little did I realise how the dollar had fallen. So, those brucey bargains just ain't as good but hey it was still worth every penny.
While returning from an in depth philosophical debate with Miss Anstis about the nature of reality, i tripped over a rainbow. Noticing that it was formed by the beautiful winter sun and oversized crystal Roses Gold Award from 1998, I decided this could only be a reflection from what a great award winning night we'd had just a week earlier. So in response to this I made him dance (CLICK HIM TO WATCH HIM GO!)
Last night there was an incredible TV programme on about the bravery of British Fashion... Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and the unimitable and pervilicious Alexander McQueen were the stars of the show.
It's only right to show some appreciation of good old controversial British fashion design- what an inspiration..
We won a cheeky bronze at the Roses for the great stationery we've done for Kingsbury Press last night.
As usual, a great night was had by all (which is surely the point of it) and the Thompson crowd were loving it, partying like it was 1999 or something.
There's plenty of on brand pics to follow, but in the meantime you'll have to take my word for it that today was unproductive to say the least. Although I do have to say that the boys rolled in on time at 10.30 and that in itself was the most impressive aspect of the whole affair.
Watch this space for outrageous shape throwing and move busting all over the place.