Am listening to the BBC4 programme on Christopher Marlowe at the moment. I had no idea that he was born in the same year as Shakespeare. Interesting discussion on how they influenced each other – apparently Shakespeare actually quotes Marlowe somewhere, which is very cool. And Marlowe is the one who first really exemplifies blank verse and long soliloquies, taken up by Shakespeare. Very cool. I always did love Faustus.
Movies/TV of 2017
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix 2016) * Ascension * The Sum of All Fears * A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) * The Italian Job (2003) * Serlock Holmes (movie)* Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows * Arq * Arrival (rewatch) * The Expendables 2 (rewatch) * Like Water for Chocolate * Gone in Sixty Seconds (rewatch) * Master and Commander (rewatch) * Gladiator (rewatch) * Spy Game (rewatch) * Logan * Iris * Robin Hood (2010) * The Abyss (rewatch) * Hidden Figures * The Martian (rewatch) * Under Siege (rewatch) * Last Cab to Darwin * Person of Interest (season 2) * Escape Plan (rewatch) * Person of Interest (season 3) * Person of Interest (season 4) * Chef’s Table (season 1) * Person of Interest (season 5) * Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise * Moana * Doctor Strange * Arrival (rewatch) * For the Love of Spock * Rogue One (rewatch) * Mad Max: Fury Road (rewatch) * Ghostbusters (2016) (rewatch) * Sahara (rewatch) * Wonder Woman * The Blacklist (season 1) * The Blacklist (season 2) * The Mummy (rewatch) * Agents of SHIELD (season whatever we’re up to) *