Monday, July 02, 2007

Smoke Won't Get in Your Eyes

John Bailey can always be counted on for common sense and lucid prose. Today he linked to a wonderful film commentary by Alan Sillitoe, the author of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning , that (dare I say it?) seminal film of life in England in the late 50’s.

The subject of Sillitoe’s musings is the nationwide smoking ban which has gone into effect in Britain. There will be people debating both sides of his issue forever, but everyone can agree that the photos which accompany this piece are marvelous and so evocative for my generation.

And the photo of the young Albert Finney in the middle of the photo-stream doesn’t hurt either.

1 comment:

candyschultz said...

Alan Sillitoe is still alive? I guess I thought he died a long time ago. Silly me.