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Jack Cowan: Spontaneous pattern formation in large scale brain activity: what visual migraines and hallucinations tell us about the brain (2006)

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A Technicolor Dream (2008)

UK, 90 min


A Technicolor Dream is a documentary film chronicling the development of London’s counter-culture underground of the 1960s, and the events which led up to the 14-hour “Technicolor Dream”, a benefit concert for what was at the time England’s largest underground newspaper — the International Times (or I.T.).


Britannia Hospital (Lindsay Anderson, 1982)

UK, 116 min


was finally able to watch this, the third entry in anderson’s mick travis “trilogy”. why is this one so seldom-watched? it’s very funny, and has a terrific cast. (i could mention several examples, but instead i’ll only point out the small, comic role of the hospital radio dj, performed by the superb richard griffiths – a man who can play any role, as long as it’s british and fat.)

it’s less surreal than its predecessors, but it far exceeded my expectations. i think i even prefer it to the also-zany o lucky man!… (i wasn’t wild about the whole alan-price-as-musical-greek-chorus shtick in that film, although i’m admittedly overdue for my first repeat viewing. if…, of course, is fucking untouchable.)

will finish capping later; in the meantime, enjoy these non-representative mark hamill shots…




"gee, this is much easier than playing a jedi knight... i love acting!"