A Picture of a Man

A Picture of a Man

There’s an amazing scene in the film M by Fritz Lang* where a serial killer of children is put on trial by the local criminal fraternity and the parents of those he has murdered. They decide, not surprisingly, that he must die for his crimes. And in the scene, the murderer, Beckert, played wonderfully by the wonderful Peter Lorre, tells them all that they cannot kill him, in fact they have no right to try him at all, because he is a man. Continue reading “A Picture of a Man”

This Blog Endorses . . . ECOSIA!

This Blog Endorses . . . ECOSIA!

This blog is frequently asked to endorse products or people. It’s a bit of a pain, but there you go. Such is the price of world domination and international renown – my personal friend JK Rowling (whom I call Joanne) gets a lot of the same kind of thing.

A couple of months ago, for example, I was approached by the Trump campaign to write a vilification piece about Hillary Clinton*. And yesterday Brad Pitt (more an acquaintance than personal friend) was on to me to write a love letter to Angelina – he’s trying to make-up with her, it appears**. Continue reading “This Blog Endorses . . . ECOSIA!”