Sporadic #filmmaker. ROY'S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD'S CHICAGO is now streaming! (An impressionistic #documentary about growing up in 1950's Chicago, featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon & Lili Taylor.) Some stuff I scribe: #Chicago things, #cocktails, #music, #books. And yup, I'm #gay. “Living and ceasing to live are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.” –ANDRE BRETON
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Your twenty third recommendation for the month is Berberian Sound Studio, a psychological horror movie that will work best for fans of giallo movies (considering the references and context) and/or fans of foley work. Or fans of Toby Jones. And who doesn't like Toby Jones?
My book Gin A Tasting Course comes out a week tomorrow, so I put together a page to give people an idea of what's in it.
Also, here are the contents pages.
Contents, 3 of 4. Classic gin cocktails Cocktail-making equipment Army & Navy / Aviation Bee's Knees / Bijou Bramble / Bronx Clover Club / Corpse Reviver No. 2 Dirty Martini / Dry Martini English Garden / French 75 Gibson / Gimlet Gin Basil Smash / Gin Fizz Hanky Panky / Juliet & Romeo Last Word / Martinez Negroni / Old Friend Red Snapper / Satan's Whiskers Southside Rickey / 20th Century White Lady / White Negroni The garnishes
The contents pages of my book, 1 of 4. I'll list the headings here but spare you the page numbers. A flavour focused approach What is gin? Legal definitions of gin Getting to know juniper Historical uses of juniper A species under threat A little nip of gin's history The gin craze Much ado about drinking The tippling act Gin palaces Gin comes of age The shadow of empire Puttin' on the Ritz Postwar doldrums Gin's renaissance Gin and the environment Distillation The pot still The column still Condensers
Contents pages 4 of 4. Navigating gin by flavour Gins that "taste of gin" Citrus-forward gins Herbal gins Floral gins Fruity gins Earthy and aromatic gins Maritime and umami gins Sugar in tonics Glossary Index Acknowledgements