Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Life changing

David Puttnam at Meta House tonight
What a pity that I didn't get the chance to thank Lord David Puttnam in person for helping to change my life. Two of the films he created, The Killing Fields and The Mission have had major impacts on me personally. It goes without saying that my Cambodia connections have shaped my later years, but introducing me to the music of Ennio Morricone and Incantation through The Mission had a monumental effect on me as well. But it was great to hear him talk about the watershed film he produced back in the mid-80s and watched for the first time with a Cambodian audience in Cambodia. The snippets he gave and the answers he provided to the Q&A session afterwards were enthralling. Just wished it could've lasted a few hours longer! He's now a trade envoy to the Indochina region so hopefully he will be back again. 
A full Meta House watched The Killing Fields on blu-ray tonight

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Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

David Puttnam caused a bit of a stir amongst the expats here with some comments he made about the Cambodian Govt being serious about stamping out corruption. James Pringle wrote a piece in the Cambodia Daily about it, which he's entitled to do. Hopefully DP will have the right of reply, but then again, i shouldn't think he gives a flying ****.

March 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM  

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