TWRM and the Purple Prose Mage remembers Stan Lee and the full life of a creator.
Director: David Nath
Date released: 18th November 2018
Written by: David Nath
Starring: Stuart Graham, Daniel Mays
Based on the tape recordings from the real interrogation of Tony Martin, the farmer who was jailed for killing an intruder. It is a three-way piece of theatre with occasional interludes bringing the audience up-to-date on events occurring during the jumps in time. If the dialogue hasn’t been invented or altered (and who can say apart from the writer whether it has been?) then it is obvious why it is already a compelling drama all on its own. The two interrogating Offices form with Martin a dramaturgical triad; the two of them applying the pressure on him and Martin holding his ground (no surprise then that Pemberton gives the best performance of a man backed into a corner) but I can’t help feeling that this shouldn’t have been produced for television – or, for that matter, any medium that uses visuals. Surely the giveaway glances which reveal characters’ ulterior motives must have been artistically licensed? I found myself processing it all with a bias against the oppressing system. Is that really what this story was about? On radio, this could’ve made for for a fascinating and complex legal case.
That’s just the way it is, boy.
It is 22nd May 2001. “Don’t Stop Movin’” by S Club 7 is the UK no. 1 single for its fourth non-consecutive week. Minor planet 28978 Ixion is discovered by the Deep Ecliptic Survey at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and is named after the Greek mythological figure banished by Zeus for desiring Hera. Activision publishes Fox Interactive’s World’s Scariest Police Chases.
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Sheffield, England. Alex Sigsworth delivers an oration outlining the entire history of The Well-Red Mage, from inception to present.
Happy Monday players! We have geared up through 8 weeks of intense video game characters schemes and this week is the finale… We will crown a video game champion for season 1 or Gamers House. Lets see how we got here. Last week the final 6 competed in a challenge where no one was immune […]
Guild Wars 2 has gotten me to delve into many other games since that I never even thought I’d be interested in and for that alone I will always be grateful. It was also there for me at the time I needed an escape the most and provided well needed comfort when I was at my lowest.
It is 19th September 2006. The Kingdom of Thailand’s 23rd Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, resigns following a military coup. “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” by Scissor Sisters is no. 1 in the UK charts for its second week. Empire Interactive publishes Razorworks’ Ford Street Racing.
With the recent release of Devil May Cry 5, the same thing is on everyone’s mind. It’s 2019 and a single-player, linear story-line-based game has taken the world by storm and brought gaming back to basics in the most glorious way. Here’s why this is more important than ever.
Article I edited by the Off-Centered Earth Mage for the Well-Red Mage.