A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

Multi-award-winning filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, returns to the big screen in his 10th feature film as Director to give the audience a visual masterwork, original, poignant, elegant love story in The Shape of the Water, which del Toro also writes and produces.
I was waiting at a chemist with a brick in my hand
I needed some pills to make me feel grand
I was about to give this window my lot when ..
The cops are coming
The cops are coming
You'd better lock your door if you don't dig jail.”
Last spring, Blackburn Rovers gained the unwanted distinction of being the first Premier League championship-winning club to drop into the third tier of English football. Inevitably, Blackburn’s relegation to League 1 at the end of 2016/17 precipitated a slew of stark comparisons, between the current Venky’s regime and the ownership of steel magnate Jack Walker in the 1990s.
This brilliant musical documentary tells the story of Ronnie Lane from his heyday with first the Small Faces and then the Faces through the sixties and seventies and then his experiments with a rural life and the touring musical circus that he dubbed The Passing Show. Finally it charts his latter days once he developed Multiple Sclerosis. Featuring numerous musical clips and interviews with family, friends and colleagues including Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones, Glyn Johns, Henry McCullough, Joe Ely and many more.

Curtis Ousley was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1934. He learned to play the saxophone and was influenced by alto sax players; Earl Bostic and Louis Jordan; and tenor sax players; Illinois Jacquet, and Arnett Cobb. He started his professional career playing sax with Lionel Hampton before moving to New York City in 1953. Curtis worked under his own name and played tenor sax with Horace Silver’s jazz group.
To all the noises normally associated with an offshore oil platform; the deafening roar of the drilling-floor, clamps grinding against steel piping and helicopters whirring overhead, we must now add, according to Shug Hanlan’s recent booklet Xploration, the sound of mellotrons, wild guitar noodling and horn and keyboard driven instrumentals.

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