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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 5 and finis)

Tweet concluding the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader, composer and pilotRoger transforms himself into a flyer (1931-38) Roger finds his musical career less and less satisfying. Apart from the constant references to Daddy’s boy, reinforced by Hannah, … Continue reading

09. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 4)

Tweet continuing the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader, composer and pilot An interlude with Jeeves We are indeed borrowing Jeeves from P G Wodehouse. Conflating two episodes from Jeeves’ career, the great man is in New York … Continue reading

08. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 3)

Tweet continuing the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader and pilotBoy Roger (1910s) The Kahn family in a private box at a classical concert. Roger, the smallest, bored and fidgety. ON his hands, playing an imaginary syncopation, until … Continue reading

07. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 2)

Tweet An outline television series based on the life of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader turned pilot Before main title and credits: Roger, barely out of his teens, in white tie and tails as a bandleader at a private … Continue reading

06. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 1)

Tweet The High Society bandleader who made his greatest music in the skies. OrThe rich darling of Broadway who found himself by flying above the stars. A film treatment based on the life of Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1920s bandleader and … Continue reading

04. May 2022 by rkh
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Slakrzz Inc Part 2

Tweet Two young slackers, Jeremy and Timothy, shortened in Slackermode to J and T, have created a business exploiting the special talents for loafing of people like themselves. Two young women, Helen and Laura, have applied to the business to … Continue reading

07. October 2021 by rkh
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Slakrzz Inc Part 1

Tweet Outline of a movie whose “high concept” was struck by the pandemic lockdown Two young slackers are constantly nagged by their families for not being in any kind of work, education or training. To escape this, they set up … Continue reading

05. October 2021 by rkh
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Napoleon’s Faithful Soldier: The Story Of Louvel (part 2)

Tweet Berri’s carriage approaches. Scenes from Louvel’s past flash before him. The image of his wife and child give way to that of Napoleon with him at Borodino. Louvel rushes forward with his saddler’s awl… Back in the prison cell … Continue reading

18. May 2021 by rkh
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Napoleon’s Faithful Soldier: the story of Louis Pierre Louvel (part 1)

Tweet Paris 1820. Five years after Waterloo. Napoleon is dying on St Helena. The Bourbon dynasty is restored to the French throne, reactionaries determined to obliterate Napoleon’s memory. Officially he is referred to as Bonaparte, sometimes as the Monster. A … Continue reading

17. May 2021 by rkh
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Luke Upward’s Drinking and Driving Video

Tweet Pursuing his theory that drink-drivers should be made to feel ridiculous, Luke Upward wrote the following video for the Ministry of Transport, suggesting that drink can turn genius into David Brent…. EXT. LORDS CRICKET GROUND. DAY Wide-angle view of … Continue reading

14. July 2013 by rkh
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