A Young Man’s Game

A young man’s game;flexing muscles,oiling engines,gun barrel proud. Lungs at capacity, heart on maximum,legs at full stretch, manhood proven. No pain, no gain,you can do it,come on mate,just go for it. Fraternity,camaraderie,buddies,all…

London to Brighton

Pop Video director, Paul Andrew Williams, makes an impressive feature film debut in a homegrown gangster movie full of tension and style. Kelly (Lorraine Stanley) is a prostitute, forced by Derek (Johnnie…

Deck The Halls

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey and you won’t find a bigger one than this in the current crop of festive releases. Cute, brash little Buddy (Danny DeVito) is a car…

Little Children

Look out for this one at next year’s award nominations. Outstanding writer/director Todd Field builds on his success with In The Bedroom to make one of the best films of the year.…

Saw III

Jigsaw is back. The cruel gamester has devised some new tricks for his latest victims. Will they survive the test? Can the filmmakers spin it out one last time? We dare you…

The Last Kiss

Scrubs star Zach Braff does what he does best in this enjoyable remake of an award-winning Italian film from a couple of years ago. He is the downbeat, angst-ridden but charming everyman…

Kung Fu Summer Camp 2008

Kung Fu Summer Camp 2008 Day OneIt was summertime…it was Cornwall… it was the Kung Fu Summer Camp. This was the third year and the numbers just keep growing. That’s even if…

The History Boys

Brilliant theatre director Nicholas Hytner might run the National Theatre but he just doesn’t get it about filmmaking. Brilliant film director he most definitely ain’t in this unimaginative screen adaptation of Alan…

The Departed

So is this Scorsese’s great film for this decade? It has most of the ingredients of his finest work – the violent world of gangsters, cops, and assorted American low life on…

Click

Pass the sick bucket as Adam Sandler returns, farting and grimacing in this charmless and talentless rip-off of the great It’s A Wonderful Life. Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is an over-worked architect…

Clerks II

So Dante and Randall are back – great news for all lovers of the original (and it was definitely original) movie. OK, so fans of Clerks will be disappointed that the new…

Beerfest

Beer swilling, burping, pissing, throwing up and boob gazing – a typical night’s out with the lads but, just like those nights out, it does go on for much too long. Jan…

The Wicker Man

Edward Woodward starred in the original 1973 B-movie horror classic about a copper who falls foul of a group of weird religious fanatics on a remote Scottish island. Who would believe that…

Volver

With this tragic-comedy, the great Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar wowed the Cannes Film Festival. Penélope Cruz, in the performance of her career, will wow everyone everywhere and not just with the brilliance…

Kungfu Summer Camp Summer 2006

Kungfu Summer CampNewquay, Cornwall12th – 17th August 2006 When we first booked to go on the Summer Camp it was winter so the idea of being by the seaside in the heat…

Monster House

A scary animated movie for kids that gives them just what they love and it’s good fun for adults too. A boy called DJ (Michael Musso) lives across the street from Nebbercracker…

About Me

I am Colin Bell, a UK novelist and poet, previously a TV producer-director of arts programmes for British, American, German and Japanese broadcasters. I am also known as the blogger Wolfie Wolfgang. My two novels are Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love (Ward Wood Publishing, 2013) and Blue Notes, Still Frames (Ward Wood Publishing, 2017). They are both available in paperback or as Kindle editions. My debut poetry collection, Remembering Blue (Ward Wood Publishing 2019) is now available. My poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies in the UK and the USA.

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Remembering Blue

Remembering Blue is the debut poetry collection by Colin Bell, whose novels Stephen Dearsley's Summer of Love and Blue Notes, Still Frames are also published by Ward Wood.

'These poems were written during ten years recovering from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.

'The poems began before I left hospital. They document, often tangentially, that period, from awakening out of a six-hour coma, through several years of rehabilitation, remembering and decoding - the good things as well as the bad: childhood and adolescence revisited, adult relationships reassessed, and most significantly, what is important now that I am fully recovered.

'Awakening from that death-like coma was a rebirth. When things were difficult, it helped to remember blue.'

- Colin Bell

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Blue Notes, Still Frames

 

It's Brighton in 1994 Busker Joe lives on the beach with his flute and his troubled Goth girlfriend, Victoria, who’s a singer. He borrows a bath towel for her from Rachel and Alan, a prosperous young couple from the rapidly growing world of computers. The meeting will change all their lives…and other lives too.
There’s Harry, a beach bum drummer; Nico, a transient American who takes revealing photographs of passers-by; Kanti and Diep, mysterious artist twins from Nepal; Lionel and John who reveal more than their bodies on the nudist beach; and pub landladies Jacqueline and Rosemary who top up their income by dabbling in the sex trade.
Joe is always there, somewhere, weaving more than melodies with his flute.

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Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love

 

It's 1967 and the start of the Summer of Love. In Brighton, Stephen Dearsley is tempted and intimidated by the way his generation is casting off traditional ways of dress along with the old ways of thinking. His ambition to become a biographer is fulfilled when he's commissioned to research the life story of the mysterious Austin Randolph.

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