Some weekend viewing [and listening]

The Observer Review rounds-up 50 cultural highlights and curiosities available on YouTube. And if Film by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider and starring silent movie legend Buster Keaton, isn’t to your taste [part 2 here and the final part], try some of the others – Dinah&Ella, or Aretha Franklin, maybe Martin Scorsese on Mean Streets or, perhaps, William Burroughs.. Or even Vladimir Nabokov on Lolita. There’s much more in the collected links to spend a Sunday afternoon watching. Enjoy. Adds A ‘young fella’ in the comment zone points to the uninterrupted version of Film online.

And, because I can, here are a couple of others. I’ll just link back to the video of Johnny Cash. And repost Mr Jagger et al.

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  • young fella

    YES!

    If you want the full “Film” uninterrupted, http://www.ubu.com/film/beckett_film.html

    ….Ubu is a great site by the by.

  • Pete Baker

    Thanks for that, young fella!

  • Dewi

    Thanks Pete…..see you next Wednesday after watching these, which don’t include the four following artistic masterpieces:

    Carlos Alberto
    Barry John
    Ysgol Glanaethwy>
    Only Men Aloud – Danny Boy>

    Last one fab..

  • Pete Baker

    Take your time, Dewi. ;o)

    Btw, were those links your cultural highlights.. or curiosities?

  • Dewi

    Just astonished they were left out of the artistic highlights of the last 40 years….or this weekend….Last Choir Standing – or last two choirs standing…..

  • Pete Baker

    Curiosities then, Dewi.

  • Dewi

    Highlights to me Pete – but no big deal – if it ain’t too late for people to buy the paper there’s a great CD of the best of British comedy with today’s Observer…..worth the cover price on its own.

  • Pete Baker

    I’ll buy culturally significant to you, Dewi.

    But highlights?

  • Dewi

    2 Kwl 4 Skwl You ain’t supposed to be able to cover the Beatles but this girl is so cool (Completely off topic – neither a highlight nor a curiosity…)

  • Dewi

    Working my way through these – Bob D and Joan superb – however this is best:

    Does anyone have an E harmonica? Wonderful – time and place.

  • Pete Baker

    There’s lots of good stuff in there, Dewi.

  • Dewi

    Thanks Pete – it’s only Monday – I’m half way through.

  • Dewi
  • Dewi

    b4 I watch the rest I have to watch Billie above a number of times – totally wonderful.

  • Dewi

    Forgive me for not proceeding – ain’t Billie totally superb.

  • Dewi

    Next….

  • Dewi

    Finished – thanks Pete

  • susan
  • Pete Baker

    Another highlight, susan.

    That’s a mesmerised audience if ever I saw one.

  • Dewi

    Cool Susan