Posts tagged with ‘Sebastian Junger’

  • Sally Bercow on Big Brother…..does she, or any spouse, have a duty to their spouses job/role?

    By on August 28, 2011
    There is a thread on Mumsnet in the Feminism Section called ‘Sally Bercow on Big Brother…..does she, or any spouse, have a duty to their spouses job/role?’ The thread started by The Posie Parker raised the question: “She’s going in BB, her husband is a public, very public, servant does she make his position and role more difficult?” Are we […]
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  • Restrepo Pipped To The Gong By Inside Job

    By on February 28, 2011
    Alas Restrepo didn’t win the Oscar last night but they didn’t lose either. Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington have made a superb film documenting a harrowing deployment in Afghanistan. They brought a much greater awareness of the conflict to the world. Thank you to them for their sacrifice and commitment. But the war is not over for us, and as […]
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  • Sebastian Junger Talking To Hollywood

    By on November 8, 2010
    Today, was definitely the highlight of my blogging life. In fact, maybe my literary life. I got to hang out for 40 minutes in my cupboard, with Sebastian Junger. It was brilliant. I am still buzzing. He’s such a top bloke. He wasn’t actually in my cupboard, I managed to hook him up on Skype, and we did a live […]
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  • Big Apple – Be Warned!!

    By on November 4, 2010
    Start spreading the news…….I am not leaving today, or entirely sure when, or what exactly is going on but Mrs Bowes Lyon (yes, Prince Albert that is my friend who is the better looking version of Sarah Jessica Parker!) and me are heading over to…NEW YORK! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqlJl1LfDP4] To be honest the plans are a bit sketchy; but we have time […]
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  • Three Milly Mums Restrepo Screening

    By on November 2, 2010
    14 days ago, Steph, Faith and I decided f*ck it we were going to become Dogwoof Film Ambassadors because we wanted to see if we could make a success of bringing the film Restrepo to the military and local community. We liked the idea of being involved in a franchise business that was about film. Steph had a media background […]
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  • Me, Restrepo and Brendan O’Byrne

    By on November 1, 2010
    I am stuck on Planet Restrepo and I can’t get off. I didn’t sit on the side of that mountain and get pounded by gunman that wanted to shoot at Americans but I am somehow inextricably tied into this film and no matter how much I yell ‘stop the bus I want to get off’ I keep getting pulled back […]
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  • I’m Trapped And I Am So Confused

    By on October 18, 2010
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNWeXGZMcU] [You have gotta a love a bit of Colonel Abrahams – although it did make a little bit of sick come up when I listened to it. I really hate 80’s music! Sorry – but seriously living through it once was enough. I don’t mind if you love it, and I’ll happily dance round your handbag with you should […]
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  • Do Women Watch War Films?

    By on October 8, 2010
    Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger were embedded for 10 months, with the US Army; but I feel like I have been embedded with the RAF for the last 10 years. An anthropological observer, trying to understand, and navigate the plethora of unwritten codes of conduct and expectation. Up until last year, when Hagar was deployed, I would bury my head […]
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  • BRITISH EXCLUSIVE – The Lone Captain

    By on October 3, 2010
    There is something serendipitous about my relationship with Restrepo. It’s as if this film and my destiny are intertwined. I first learnt of Sebastian Junger’s embed in the Korengal Valley in 2007, when BBC2’s The Culture Show invited me to review his latest tome, ‘War’, for a programme they were creating on modern war writing. They sent me a copy […]
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  • Ladies – we are cordially invited to a film preview…Thursday at 2pm

    By on August 10, 2010
    Film preview anyone? This is the documentary accompanying Sebastian Junger’s latest book – War. I reviewed it recently for The Army Rumour Service For 15 months, Sebastian Junger followed a single platoon based at remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan. His objective was both simple and ambitious: to convey what war actually feel likes. This is a bloody, brutal account of […]
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