Now I live in the UK, and I’m working on a dissertation about UK Labour. While we have seen insipid dramas about New Labour leadership problems and the bromance gone bad of Brown and Blair, all soaked in the aggrandisement or faux mea culpas of their acolytes and enablers, we’ve yet to see anything of the gravitas, production elegance, political rawness or basic bloody insight and entertainment of The Killing Season. Even if you know nothing about Australian politics, you should watch this and appreciate the importance of a decent public service broadcaster to its audience.
Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series. Beat them with bats and take their money!
Newton, a famous scientist and mathematician was also what we’d call today a Fundamentalist Christian who had to confront himself with the notion that if things were tied to the earth, what were they tied by? Famously, he didn’t stop at “God”.
So, a follow-up vox pop dealing with Met Police corruption and 20 years of pain for the family of Stephen Lawrence becomes a self-serving, smugly cynical, back-patting exercise in doing the absolute least.
He didn’t always yearn for the past. He didn’t always worship the modern. He used discernment. He was prepared to make decisions and hold views. He is called a Poet of Place.