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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Twinkling and shining...

Charles Vess arrived yesterday, and I took him around -- he watched the half hour of footage I did, then we went down to the editing suite where Jon the editor showed us lots of cool stuff (young Dunstan meeting Una at the Market at the beginning of the film, a goat transformation) and then I took him over to the Inn and to the Witches' Lair. He's somewhere out beyond happy -- like me, he'd been working out all the polite ways of distancing himself from an awful movie, if that's what it had been, and like me he's relieved he won't have to. When Charles is extremely happy he gets sort of quiet and twinkly, and he twinkled a lot yesterday.


Hope Mirrlees fans might like to know that there was an article in the Times yesterday about Marriage, following up on an article she did in 1926, where she interviewed a number of famous people. It included press clippings, and we learned from the clippings that she was a journalist under the name of Helen Hope. The article with the clippings isn't on-line, although the final summing-up is.
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