Not only did I get a subscription for the BFI/NFT for my birthday from my colleagues, they also gave me half a year of Love. Lovely, Actually, I need Love. And despite the fact that I do think you need to see a film in the darkness of a cinema, this turned out to be an excellent gift because LoveFilm has every single DVD ever published in stock, also BBC DVD’s and DVD’s from stuff that has been on the telly.
And so I rented peculiar things like a particular episode of Reilly Ace of Spies (so young!), episode 2 of Kavanagh Q.C. – Series 3 (so funky with the wig!), Auf Wiedersehen Pet (at last, and so posh!), AKA, True Blue (in a rowing boat) and Longitude (more wig). What pleasure to finally catch up on all this stuff, and what joy that LoveFilm has all those DVD’s. I do think that I messed up their automatic recommendation system though, because they can’t really figure out how my taste of DVD’s is put together. Only I know that : the weird way.
This weekend I received Kaiser Chiefs Enjoyment DVD. This award winning British band didn’t interest me one single bit a year ago. I knew their Every Day I Love You Less and Less hit, and that was about it. But they changed that, they made a DVD about their band and their story and had it narrated by the most funky rockin’ person in London. Now, that suddenly sounded very interesting, and not only is the DVD very interesting from a film makers point of view, because it is great, well done, very original, and some ideas from this DVD are written down in my Inspiration notebook – but the old style film clips from London, Leeds and Birmingham are narrated in such a goofy, funny way like only Bill Nighy can do it. And there is lots of it on the DVD.
While watching all this, I realized that I knew quite a lot of their songs, and that I actually quite like them. So, here, have some :
(Limited availability – you’re too late)
Love + Rock, Baby.
Oh, yesterday while eating a pizza – a story popped up, I grabbed my notebook and wrote it down, and had a cold pizza to eat. My only concern is if it maybe is too long for a short. But now I know they do popup occasionally, at moments where you least expect them. Which is wonderful and a huge Enjoyment too. More Enjoyment : France is number 12.