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I haven’t done a new review, just added a few notes and pictures to theSeason One article (LINKED HERE).

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Judy Collins reviewed at the Tivoli, Wimborne (FOLLOW LINK). Not many shows start at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. It was supposed to be the “Winter Stories” album tour with the great Norwegian folk singer, Jonas Fjeld. He had to drop out because of family illness, which disappointed me … they work so well together on the album. But a Judy Collins show is always superb, and at 79 she still has that magic voice.

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The 1960s film retrospectives series continues with The Trap from 1966. Starring Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham … and a canoe,  some snow and some wolves, a bear and a cougar basically.  Set in British Columbia, Reed is a fur trapper known as La Bete, and Tushingham is the mute wife he has purchased.

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Review of Sam Mendes’ 1917 (follow link). Golden Globes for best film and best director. I thought George MacKay deserved best actor, but wasn’t nominated. The awards are deserved. Don’t wait for DVD or Netflix – this needs to beseen on as big a screen as you can find.

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More in the 1960s Films Revisited section. This time by request, The Chase (1966), (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW) directed by Arthur Penn just before Bonnie & Clyde. It starred Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, James Fox, Robert Duvall and Angie Dickinson. It has flaws and apparently the four main players … Penn, Brando, Sam Spiegel and writer Lilian Hellman did not get on.

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Just added – Best of 2019. (FOLLOW LINK) Ten albums, ten songs, plus 5 x reissues. Just in time to spend those record vouchers. And album of the year is …

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A page added to rants:
“Jangle Bells, Shopping for Christmas” – or “A Child’s Christmas in Tesco.”
Hopefully it’s  light – hearted!