Friday, August 13, 2010

Four things I have thought this week

1. Willard is right, putting lectures you have attended as qualifications on your CV – a la ‘award-winning activist' Micah White – is an excellent idea. A good tactic for budding actors too. “I have attended plays directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring actors including Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judy Dench, and have watched numerous feature films starring the likes of George Clooney, John Malkovitch and Sean Penn.”

2. More than you’d think, people are happy to be asked to do things, even for no money.

3. “Ducklings” and “piglets” are good names, but “ducklets” and “piglings” would be even better. That one occured to me this morning, very early.

4. There are an awful lot of undescribed cases mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Also, I enjoyed the BBC Sherlock, despite part 2, because it didn’t take itself seriously, had an unusually sharp script, and anything featuring an actor called Benedict Cumberbatch has to have some good in it. Part 3 gave us our money’s worth with a whole seriesful of plots crammed into one episode.


worm said...

point 3 has made my day

malty said...

'A good tactic for budding actors too' it especially applies to extras, No 1 daughter, idly munching a sandwich outdoors during the shooting at St Andrews of a movie about a golfer and eavesdropping on a bunch of them tells of an incredible conversation about who was an extra on what movie starring such and such. They apparently have a strict pecking order, similar to Upstairs Downstairs, dependent upon the stars street cred.
The Ricky Gervais series was apparently accurate.

Sean said...

Point 3.

No wonder you only have one child Brit. Come on the bairn will need a playmate or two soonish, and of course the pope will need more souls to save, and we have a rather large public debt to pay get to it.