Tuesday, January 24, 2006
From Brokeback Mountain to Five Live Breakfast
Just got back from a very rare trip to the cinema (haven't been for about 3 years!) to see Brokeback Mountain. I found it rather disappointing to be honest. Very slow and obviously ahem, toned down for a mainstream audience. Not much to frighten the horses in that film! I'm sure it's down wonders for the Wyoming tourism industry though. Beautiful scenery. I keep reading that the number of people who go to the cinema is still on the increase. I have to admit that nowadays I prefer to watch movies on DVD rather than trek down to the local Odeon. Going to the cinema should be an experience, but so often you get very uncomfortable seats, people around you munching their way through the most gi-normous tub of popcorn and giggling every few minutes. Give me my nice sofa and a 43 inch plasma screen any day, thank you very much. And I can fall asleep in the middle of the movie and not worry about someone hearing me snore! What an old git I'm becoming.
Anyway, back to the real world, before I starting shouting "And another thing...!" in a Richard Littlejohn-esque fashion. Tune in to Radio 5 Live Breakfast tomorrow at 7.20 and I shall be pontificating on the art of political lobbying. Betcha can't wait.