13 Oct 2019 - The BFI LFF 'The Irishman' Closing Gala

October 13th, 2019.

It’s been a long 12 days of London Film Festival. By my count I’ve done 18 events, and I’m not going to lie, what with lack of sleep and rain and work and crowds and pens and wristbands and everything else…. I’m glad it’s over. But before I finally start thinking about getting a good night’s sleep… once more unto the breach, I say.

Here’s how it went down:

Incredibly, despite having wristband #112 I ended up in row one in the pen closest to the stage. It was opened late-ish, and the opportunity to shift pens presented itself. And much as I’d done at the premeire of Knives Out, I had an 18x12 photo of the director (then, Rian Johnson; this time Martin Scorsese) which I’d left in the office, convinced I had zero chance at the time of getting it signed.

Incredibly, despite having wristband #112 I ended up in row one in the pen closest to the stage. It was opened late-ish, and the opportunity to shift pens presented itself. And much as I’d done at the premeire of Knives Out, I had an 18x12 photo of the director (then, Rian Johnson; this time Martin Scorsese) which I’d left in the office, convinced I had zero chance at the time of getting it signed.

“It’s a suspicious pair of masking tapes. Look at them! Look at what they’re doing! Right there on the red carpet!”.  Bag searches at this one were particularly thorough, as were the actions of sniffer dogs and metal detectors. I had four cameras on me… which is weird more than suspicious.

“It’s a suspicious pair of masking tapes. Look at them! Look at what they’re doing! Right there on the red carpet!”. Bag searches at this one were particularly thorough, as were the actions of sniffer dogs and metal detectors. I had four cameras on me… which is weird more than suspicious.

Without in any way passing judgement, I would say this was the premiere with the “oldest average thing to get signed” measurement of any recent premiere : Scorcese, De Niro and Pacino’s work dates back to the 1970s and 80s, and the number of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Scarface, etc items was remarkable. I think the average age of ANYTHING at a Timothee Chalamet premiere is probably sub-3 years old!

Without in any way passing judgement, I would say this was the premiere with the “oldest average thing to get signed” measurement of any recent premiere : Scorcese, De Niro and Pacino’s work dates back to the 1970s and 80s, and the number of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Scarface, etc items was remarkable. I think the average age of ANYTHING at a Timothee Chalamet premiere is probably sub-3 years old!

Yep. Those sure are striking posters.

Yep. Those sure are striking posters.

Our first “guest” is actually not an arrival but a departure : 5 time BAFTA winner (and 7 time Oscar Nominee) - writer/director Mike Leigh, who left the screening that preceeded this premiere.

Our first “guest” is actually not an arrival but a departure : 5 time BAFTA winner (and 7 time Oscar Nominee) - writer/director Mike Leigh, who left the screening that preceeded this premiere.

My spot does not really allow me much in the way of long-range photography (owing to the number of guests on the carpet and the layout of said carpet) - but fortunately EVERYONE is set to be interviewed on stage. First up : actor Stephen Graham, who despite being better known for being in two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as also in a prior Martin Scorsese movie : “Gangs of New York”

My spot does not really allow me much in the way of long-range photography (owing to the number of guests on the carpet and the layout of said carpet) - but fortunately EVERYONE is set to be interviewed on stage. First up : actor Stephen Graham, who despite being better known for being in two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as also in a prior Martin Scorsese movie : “Gangs of New York”

“So what does it feel like getting a phone call from Martin Scorsese asking you to be in his next movie?”

“So what does it feel like getting a phone call from Martin Scorsese asking you to be in his next movie?”

Although this premiere is noted for the 5 Oscars combined that have been won by Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Anna Paquin (with a sixth won by Joe Pesci, who was sadly too sick to attend) - three further Oscars just walked in the door before I could take a photo - costume designer Sandy Powell

Although this premiere is noted for the 5 Oscars combined that have been won by Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Anna Paquin (with a sixth won by Joe Pesci, who was sadly too sick to attend) - three further Oscars just walked in the door before I could take a photo - costume designer Sandy Powell

“Sandy correctly pointed out that her hair and my dress were far too similar for us to be seen together….”  Stephanie Kurtzuba is in this film.

“Sandy correctly pointed out that her hair and my dress were far too similar for us to be seen together….” Stephanie Kurtzuba is in this film.

“You want me to comment on the writing skillz of David S Goyer? I’d rather not. For… several reasons, including ones that cover the presence of children on the carpet”  Writer Steven Zaillian adds a NINTH Oscar to the procedings.

“You want me to comment on the writing skillz of David S Goyer? I’d rather not. For… several reasons, including ones that cover the presence of children on the carpet”
Writer Steven Zaillian adds a NINTH Oscar to the procedings.

“Please don’t quote me on the David S Goyer thing…”

“Please don’t quote me on the David S Goyer thing…”

“You want HIM to sign for you, and not me? I mean… he’s good looking and all, and I’m … well… no, you should get his autograph. He’s cool.”  - it’s Martin Scorsese!! And all of a sudden, I’m loving that I’m in a quiet pen where everyone is respectfully calling out to him rather than preparing to eat each other alive at the prospect that he might sign for us.

“You want HIM to sign for you, and not me? I mean… he’s good looking and all, and I’m … well… no, you should get his autograph. He’s cool.” - it’s Martin Scorsese!! And all of a sudden, I’m loving that I’m in a quiet pen where everyone is respectfully calling out to him rather than preparing to eat each other alive at the prospect that he might sign for us.

“The rumours of me wanting to direct a Marvel cinematic universe film were started by me, Edith. I’m just testing the waters”  Martin Scorsese recently raised some ire by comparing Marvel movies to theme park rides. I don’t necessarily see this as being as much of a criticism as fans of those movies might think.

“The rumours of me wanting to direct a Marvel cinematic universe film were started by me, Edith. I’m just testing the waters” Martin Scorsese recently raised some ire by comparing Marvel movies to theme park rides. I don’t necessarily see this as being as much of a criticism as fans of those movies might think.

“Honestly, when I said they were like theme park rides I was just telling the truth…”  Martin Scorsese had additional things to say about Marvel Films that made for easy clickbait articles that kind of obscure the deeper comment he’s making. But you know the internet : if it can’t be turned into a meme or a gif, it’s way too complex an idea (on which note : follow me on instagram!!)

“Honestly, when I said they were like theme park rides I was just telling the truth…”
Martin Scorsese had additional things to say about Marvel Films that made for easy clickbait articles that kind of obscure the deeper comment he’s making. But you know the internet : if it can’t be turned into a meme or a gif, it’s way too complex an idea (on which note : follow me on instagram!!)

“On the plus side, Edith… if you say nasty things about Marvel movies and make your own movies close to 3hours in length, teenagers will be less likely to see your films and spend the runtime live-tweeting and sending texts”.

“On the plus side, Edith… if you say nasty things about Marvel movies and make your own movies close to 3hours in length, teenagers will be less likely to see your films and spend the runtime live-tweeting and sending texts”.

“You guys seem cool. I might hang with you guys for a bit…”  MARTIN SCORSESE IS MAKING A BEELINE FOR OUR PEN - and it’s only 1.5 people deep and contains NO DEALERS!!

“You guys seem cool. I might hang with you guys for a bit…” MARTIN SCORSESE IS MAKING A BEELINE FOR OUR PEN - and it’s only 1.5 people deep and contains NO DEALERS!!

“If you’re going to put this on youtube, could you at least think about your use of music?”

“If you’re going to put this on youtube, could you at least think about your use of music?”

“If Keitel takes off his glasses, then I take off my glasses. If he doesn’t, I don’t”  Jane Rosenthal (blue glasses) is a producer of this film.

“If Keitel takes off his glasses, then I take off my glasses. If he doesn’t, I don’t”
Jane Rosenthal (blue glasses) is a producer of this film.

“I don’t care whose hand I just blindly grabbed… just go with it and follow me to the stage”  Harvey Keitel is best known for being in two Tarantino films : Mr White in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and The Wolf in ‘Pulp Fiction’. I photographed him previously at a movie that was MUCH less cool (than its premiere, which was very cool) -    “Youth”    at BFI London Film Festival back in 2015.

“I don’t care whose hand I just blindly grabbed… just go with it and follow me to the stage”
Harvey Keitel is best known for being in two Tarantino films : Mr White in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and The Wolf in ‘Pulp Fiction’. I photographed him previously at a movie that was MUCH less cool (than its premiere, which was very cool) - “Youth” at BFI London Film Festival back in 2015.

“I don’t wear a wristwatch so often these days, Edith”  The Watch Whisperer is back at Covent Garden Markets as at last week, people. Get moving : those piles aren’t going to move themselves.

“I don’t wear a wristwatch so often these days, Edith”
The Watch Whisperer is back at Covent Garden Markets as at last week, people. Get moving : those piles aren’t going to move themselves.

“Usually at these premieres, the basic question is “What was it like working with ‘X’ “ where “X” is the biggest name attached to the film (or the second biggest if you’re asking the biggest) - but this cast kind of makes it impossible.”

“Usually at these premieres, the basic question is “What was it like working with ‘X’ “ where “X” is the biggest name attached to the film (or the second biggest if you’re asking the biggest) - but this cast kind of makes it impossible.”

As a photographer I’m loath, nay offended by the thought of me taking a photo of a TV screen and putting it into a journal of mine. But… damn…. Pacino, De Niro and Scorsese together in the same frame. That’s pretty amazing.

As a photographer I’m loath, nay offended by the thought of me taking a photo of a TV screen and putting it into a journal of mine. But… damn…. Pacino, De Niro and Scorsese together in the same frame. That’s pretty amazing.

“Today I’m signing my full name for anyone who brought “Any Given Sunday” stuff for me to sign, First or Last name if you brought “Dick Tracy”, and ‘A.P’ for anyone who brought anything else. “Jack and Jill” stuff I’m signing as Joe Pesci. You have been warned”  Al Pacino’s filmography is pretty amazing….

“Today I’m signing my full name for anyone who brought “Any Given Sunday” stuff for me to sign, First or Last name if you brought “Dick Tracy”, and ‘A.P’ for anyone who brought anything else. “Jack and Jill” stuff I’m signing as Joe Pesci. You have been warned”
Al Pacino’s filmography is pretty amazing….

“The sunglasses come off when the producer’s sunglasses come off, and not before, Edith”

“The sunglasses come off when the producer’s sunglasses come off, and not before, Edith”

“The fans are this way, Edith… and yet the Choc Tops and popcorn are THAT way, if you know what I’m saying”

“The fans are this way, Edith… and yet the Choc Tops and popcorn are THAT way, if you know what I’m saying”

“You were good in that Thing” ”Yeah, you too…”  Pacino and De Niro in the same photo. That ain’t bad either.

“You were good in that Thing”
”Yeah, you too…”
Pacino and De Niro in the same photo. That ain’t bad either.

“If you kept on going, eventually you’d get to, like France. That’s like a whole different country” ”Would they insist I sign their movie posters there too, Edith?” ”Almost certainly. But I think they call it ‘Le Taxi Driver’ in France”

“If you kept on going, eventually you’d get to, like France. That’s like a whole different country”
”Would they insist I sign their movie posters there too, Edith?”
”Almost certainly. But I think they call it ‘Le Taxi Driver’ in France”

“They made a SECOND sequel to Meet The Parents?? And I was IN IT???”  Meet the Parents, Meet the Fokkers, and Little Fokkers. Imdb.com is right about this.

“They made a SECOND sequel to Meet The Parents?? And I was IN IT???”
Meet the Parents, Meet the Fokkers, and Little Fokkers. Imdb.com is right about this.

Between you and me and The Internet, I’ve actually been fortunate to have photographed all of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese before (   Righteous Kill    ;    Righteous Kill    and    The Intern   ; and    Hugo in 3D    (and one Baftas) respectively. But I’ve never photographed Anna Paquin before.

Between you and me and The Internet, I’ve actually been fortunate to have photographed all of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese before (Righteous Kill ; Righteous Kill and The Intern; and Hugo in 3D (and one Baftas) respectively. But I’ve never photographed Anna Paquin before.

Anna Paquin won an Oscar aged 11 - best Supporting Actress for ‘The Piano’, but is better known for being ‘Rogue’ in the earlier X-Men films.

Anna Paquin won an Oscar aged 11 - best Supporting Actress for ‘The Piano’, but is better known for being ‘Rogue’ in the earlier X-Men films.

Stephen Moyer is married to Anna Paquin, and his tally of starring in 81 episodes of the TV Series ‘True Blood’ precisely matches hers.

Stephen Moyer is married to Anna Paquin, and his tally of starring in 81 episodes of the TV Series ‘True Blood’ precisely matches hers.

… and that, incredibly and amazingly…. was that.

… and that, incredibly and amazingly…. was that.

So, that was that. 12 days in a row (13 in a row if you count BFI Luminous, 14 in a row if you include the premiere of Judy)… and I’m tired. It’s over, and I’m glad. This fortnight was tough, and I apologise to people I might have snapped at or sniped at…. except for those who deserved it, and for those for whom there might be fallout (including of course me).

Whatever. For now… it’s time to do something I basically never thought I’d get to write “Pacino! De Niro! Scorcese!” next to a movie in The Archive of Premieres.

Until next time!

Also good news : there’s going to be a lot less frequent blasts-out on Twitter and Facebook now that London Film Festival is over.

12 Oct 2019 - The BFI LFF 'Judy & Punch' Premiere

October 12th, 2019.

A late second premiere for today - I have no idea whether tomorrow’s Closing Night premiere for ‘The Irishman’ might be better spent banging my head against a brick wall than seriously attempting…. so going to this one felt like one last hurrah. And this one featured Australians!

Here’s how it went down:

“Yes, it’s raining, and all your stuff is getting wet. Please address your concerns to Management”

“Yes, it’s raining, and all your stuff is getting wet. Please address your concerns to Management”

Mia Wasikowska is probably best known for playing the titular Alice in the two live action Alice in Wonderland films (journals    here   , and    here        ). She was also a finalist in the 2011 Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize in Australia. (the photo is on    flickr, here   )

Mia Wasikowska is probably best known for playing the titular Alice in the two live action Alice in Wonderland films (journals here, and here ). She was also a finalist in the 2011 Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize in Australia. (the photo is on flickr, here)

“Nope, I’m actually here to see if Bruce Springsteen ever returns for that interview he promised us!”  I’m sure that promise was merely implied, not explicit.

“Nope, I’m actually here to see if Bruce Springsteen ever returns for that interview he promised us!”
I’m sure that promise was merely implied, not explicit.

“Yes, I have a question. But it relates to Brexit and I don’t think you’re the best person to answer it…. but what was it like working with Mia Wasikowska?”

“Yes, I have a question. But it relates to Brexit and I don’t think you’re the best person to answer it…. but what was it like working with Mia Wasikowska?”

“You’re really not capturing our essence when you’re only intending to display it two-dimensionally. Unless you’re planning to turn it into a sweet animated .gif file?”

“You’re really not capturing our essence when you’re only intending to display it two-dimensionally. Unless you’re planning to turn it into a sweet animated .gif file?”

Mirrah Foulkes is the director of this film. Imdb.com somewhat cruelly lists something called “Animal Kingdom” (2010) as her best known work as an actress… but come on, she was in 37 episodes of the Australian medical drama “All Saints”, damnit!! (and not one but THREE episodes of ‘Blue Heelers’!!)

Mirrah Foulkes is the director of this film. Imdb.com somewhat cruelly lists something called “Animal Kingdom” (2010) as her best known work as an actress… but come on, she was in 37 episodes of the Australian medical drama “All Saints”, damnit!! (and not one but THREE episodes of ‘Blue Heelers’!!)

Blurry and underexposed, therefore art..?

Blurry and underexposed, therefore art..?

Portrait of Mia Wasikowska. I feel extra pressure given she’s actually an awarded photographer, whereas I…. am taking photos between the silhouettes of peoples heads, basically.

Portrait of Mia Wasikowska. I feel extra pressure given she’s actually an awarded photographer, whereas I…. am taking photos between the silhouettes of peoples heads, basically.

Mirrah Foulkes

Mirrah Foulkes

Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska

Mirrah Foulkes is married to writer-director David Michod, whose    “The King” had its BFI LFF premiere    last week (you can still hear the screams of the fans of Timothee Chalamet if you go down to Leicester Square and listen carefully). However, I don’t thin this is he. Michod, or Chalamet, in this case.

Mirrah Foulkes is married to writer-director David Michod, whose “The King” had its BFI LFF premiere last week (you can still hear the screams of the fans of Timothee Chalamet if you go down to Leicester Square and listen carefully). However, I don’t thin this is he. Michod, or Chalamet, in this case.

“Now if I could just get a teeny-tiny box of popcorn…”

“Now if I could just get a teeny-tiny box of popcorn…”

“Did you mention, breathe, or even passingly think about Timothee Chalamet in our presence? Don’t ever do that.”  - Women of all ages seem particularly attuned to thoughts, feelings and mentions of The Chalamet.

“Did you mention, breathe, or even passingly think about Timothee Chalamet in our presence? Don’t ever do that.” - Women of all ages seem particularly attuned to thoughts, feelings and mentions of The Chalamet.

“I’m not bored. But please don’t let them see me glancing at my watch….”

“I’m not bored. But please don’t let them see me glancing at my watch….”

“What was it like working with Mia Wasikowska? Well, so far I’ve only held an umbrella and walked her about ten feet to the red carpet, but she seemed nice.”

“What was it like working with Mia Wasikowska? Well, so far I’ve only held an umbrella and walked her about ten feet to the red carpet, but she seemed nice.”

“Hold on… I just want to hear if he has anything else to say about working with Mia Wasikowska”

“Hold on… I just want to hear if he has anything else to say about working with Mia Wasikowska”

“All I want is a high-five. Or just a fist bump. But no… I have to stay professional”  One security lady at the ‘Western Stars’ premiere did express some regret that when Bruce Springsteen was set to walk up the carpet, it would be her job to look at US, on the other side of the barrier.

“All I want is a high-five. Or just a fist bump. But no… I have to stay professional”
One security lady at the ‘Western Stars’ premiere did express some regret that when Bruce Springsteen was set to walk up the carpet, it would be her job to look at US, on the other side of the barrier.

No trains on the Circle & District lines, so I walked to Blackfriars. Arguably worth risking missing my train to attempt this photo.

No trains on the Circle & District lines, so I walked to Blackfriars. Arguably worth risking missing my train to attempt this photo.

So… that was that. An easy premiere, low stress, no dealers, no pushing, no shoving. I wish they had more of these. Not every movie that gets a premiere has to be a Marvel, or Star Wars movie, ya know?

And it’s +1 for the Archive, too.

Until next time, for the last time at this film festival, as I attempt to survive a Pacino + De Niro + Scorcese premiere for ‘The Irishman’.

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12 Oct 2019 - The BFI LFF 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood' Gala

October 12th, 2019.

My day hadn’t started particularly well. Basically, it’s taken me a couple of decades of trying to figure out whether the majority of people are fundamentally selfish f&&king a55holes… or fundamentally decent people. Today I think I’ve drawn my conclusion. So…. if you’re an old lady trying to cross a road sometime in the next few lifetimes, you’re kind of on your own.

But hey, that’s not the fault of THIS premiere. This premiere is all about positivity and happiness. It’s about there being a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. Not sure if we should be teaching kids that kind of fantasy - why not stick to something more grounded like Star Wars?

Anyway - here’s how it went down.

It’s raining. Heavily and consistently. And while the reflections of colour on the pools of water make for interesting lighting, I could do without people asking me what’s going on. It’s literally written on the giant sign, people, even if this photo has overexposed it.

It’s raining. Heavily and consistently. And while the reflections of colour on the pools of water make for interesting lighting, I could do without people asking me what’s going on. It’s literally written on the giant sign, people, even if this photo has overexposed it.

“Is Tom Hanks expected?” ”No.” ”Then why are you all here?”  Actual interchange with a passerby. I need to stop talking with people. Meanwhile, the public pen is now open, but with Tom Hanks not expected, all the Dealers are off presumably stalking Robert Niro, Martin Scorsese and Al Pacino at whatever restaurant, hotel lobby and/or nightclub they’re at.

“Is Tom Hanks expected?”
”No.”
”Then why are you all here?”

Actual interchange with a passerby. I need to stop talking with people. Meanwhile, the public pen is now open, but with Tom Hanks not expected, all the Dealers are off presumably stalking Robert Niro, Martin Scorsese and Al Pacino at whatever restaurant, hotel lobby and/or nightclub they’re at.

“Henry, are you sure you’re good with ingesting this much liquid? You know how you get when you’ve had a few too many…”

“Henry, are you sure you’re good with ingesting this much liquid? You know how you get when you’ve had a few too many…”

“Who are you here to see?” ”Just the director” ”Just the director??” ”Yes, Just the Director” ”<judgemental look>  Actual interchange with a passerby. Look, Sir. If you’ve ever stood in line or in a crowd to watch a bunch of ludicrously overpaid spoiled sportsmen with admittedly fantastic hair then I think we’ve established that it’s okay to be a fan of things. So take your f&&king judgemental attitude and get lost.

“Who are you here to see?”
”Just the director”
”Just the director??”
”Yes, Just the Director”
”<judgemental look>

Actual interchange with a passerby. Look, Sir. If you’ve ever stood in line or in a crowd to watch a bunch of ludicrously overpaid spoiled sportsmen with admittedly fantastic hair then I think we’ve established that it’s okay to be a fan of things. So take your f&&king judgemental attitude and get lost.

I think I lost all sense of equanimity about 6 days into London Film Festival, so sadly as much as I’d like this to be the metaphorical representation of me, it is not.

I think I lost all sense of equanimity about 6 days into London Film Festival, so sadly as much as I’d like this to be the metaphorical representation of me, it is not.

“Tom, I’m standing here in the rain wondering what I’m doing here, and thanks to the comments of random passersby I’m questioning most of the decisions I’ve made in my life that have brought me here today. Also, I suspect nobody will ever watch this video we’re filming - everything’s just memes and gifs anyway.”

“Tom, I’m standing here in the rain wondering what I’m doing here, and thanks to the comments of random passersby I’m questioning most of the decisions I’ve made in my life that have brought me here today. Also, I suspect nobody will ever watch this video we’re filming - everything’s just memes and gifs anyway.”

Marielle Heller is the director of this film, and she looks how I feel. Maybe that judgemental dude from earlier stopped her as she was getting out of her car, saying  “can you believe people are standing around JUST to see the director of this film?”  If so, I can only apologise on behalf of London, Ma’am. Except I won’t because that’s pretty much what people are like. Probably everywhere.

Marielle Heller is the director of this film, and she looks how I feel. Maybe that judgemental dude from earlier stopped her as she was getting out of her car, saying “can you believe people are standing around JUST to see the director of this film?” If so, I can only apologise on behalf of London, Ma’am. Except I won’t because that’s pretty much what people are like. Probably everywhere.

“This is literally as happy as i feel right now, and I believe there should be Truth in Art, okay?”

“This is literally as happy as i feel right now, and I believe there should be Truth in Art, okay?”

“I’m hugging this guy, but it’s really not making me feel a lot better..” ”But it’s making ME feel better.” ”That doesn’t count.”

“I’m hugging this guy, but it’s really not making me feel a lot better..”
”But it’s making ME feel better.”
”That doesn’t count.”

Marielle Heller (,sir) is the director of this movie, and also the excellent    “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”    which had its BFI LFF premiere last year (and for which both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant were Oscar-nominated)

Marielle Heller (,sir) is the director of this movie, and also the excellent “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” which had its BFI LFF premiere last year (and for which both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant were Oscar-nominated)

“This is costing me almost everything I have, emotion-wise. Deal with it.”  The man Marielle Heller is hugging, incidentally, is Jorma Taccone - not just her husband, but a member of the comedy Trio The Lonely Island (and also the voice of Lego Shakespeare in The Lego Movie)

“This is costing me almost everything I have, emotion-wise. Deal with it.”
The man Marielle Heller is hugging, incidentally, is Jorma Taccone - not just her husband, but a member of the comedy Trio The Lonely Island (and also the voice of Lego Shakespeare in The Lego Movie)

“You always know how to cheer me up” ”I’m stealing your wallet.” ”And it was weighing me down….”

“You always know how to cheer me up”
”I’m stealing your wallet.”
”And it was weighing me down….”

“So this weather… you put it on just for me right, just so I could have an authentic London experience?” ”Ummm… yeah. Sure”

“So this weather… you put it on just for me right, just so I could have an authentic London experience?”
”Ummm… yeah. Sure”

“Could you turn the shutter sound on your camera down? I’m trying to enjoy the ambience of the sound of the rain on my umbrella”  All the photos in this journal were taken by the Pentax, not the Nikon, thus represent the quietest I can be. Also, I don’t care about other people, after having experienced the flip-side of it not 2 hours earlier.

“Could you turn the shutter sound on your camera down? I’m trying to enjoy the ambience of the sound of the rain on my umbrella”
All the photos in this journal were taken by the Pentax, not the Nikon, thus represent the quietest I can be. Also, I don’t care about other people, after having experienced the flip-side of it not 2 hours earlier.

Sorry. I’ll think quieter thoughts.

Sorry. I’ll think quieter thoughts.

“I can’t believe they spelled it wrong. Isn’t it s’posed to be    “Anuvva Cool Day in Va Hood”   ?”  (comment stolen/based upon one made by Carlos… so direct your accusations of racial stereotyping to him, and your accusations of theft onto me)

“I can’t believe they spelled it wrong. Isn’t it s’posed to be “Anuvva Cool Day in Va Hood”?”
(comment stolen/based upon one made by Carlos… so direct your accusations of racial stereotyping to him, and your accusations of theft onto me)

So… that was that. And, if I could make it through the next 90 minutes without drinking myself into a stupor or punching a random person on pre-emptive suspicion of them being a complete prick, there was even a second premiere to look forward to…. or, you know…. attend.

Until then!

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