We have an anniversary. I have been writing this drivel for three years and apparently and I have amassed what can be only described as a small audience. Small but loyal as I would like to think.
Its been a roller coaster of a ride, I have had to explain to my wife on more than one occasion that the young women who have spoken to me whilst I have been out and bout are in fact people I have never spoken to before they just recognise me from my blog photograph.
Now thats not quite as bad as the time last year whilst on the Norfolk Broads were I was mistaken for Sir Terry Pratchett. The gentleman in question came upto me in a pub and quite politely asked if I was Terry Pratchett. My reply according to Ann was less that acceptable. I answered I couldn’t remember to which she kicked me in the shin under the table and gave a look that could kill at fifty paces.
So thank you for your support and your comments which I try not to weep at if they are less than complementary.
Now we are less than a week away from what the advertising industry describes as the most important night of the year. No, that is not Christmas Eve (that is ten days away). The alternative event of the year the juggernaut that is Star Wars The Force Awakens.
In this world of instant news and social media one has to take your hat of to the Disney corporation for the blackout of anything to do with the film.
The best press release I have read from the film is that from Carrie Fisher’s who plays princess Leia. When asked what she felt about reprising her role, her answer was priceless.
When they called they didn’t want all of me just about three quarters, I have been on a diet ever since. The things people do for money.
I hope that when we get to watch it over the christmas break it is as memorable as the first time I saw it.
I took my son who is now forty on New-years Eve to watch the return of the Jedi when it was released which he thought was epic. This time we are taking the Children and Grand Children with us and I only hope that when the music starts as the curtain opens that they get the same feeling that I had all those years ago.
Only after the event will we know if it is a great and that is what makes the cinema so special.