Turner’s the monkey behind Submarine's cool soundtrack. I really dig this song but it could simply be because I'm totally smitten with the film.
You look like you’ve been for breakfast at the heartbreak hotel And sat in the back booth by the pamphlets and the literature on how to lose. Your waitress was miserable and so was your food. If you’re gonna try and walk on water make sure you wear your comfortable shoes.
“Memorial drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard. This piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revived the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” — Stephen Cook, Rovi.
“In all my years as a restaurant critic I have learned that there is a certain type of florid, blowsy, patrician Brit who will sidle up and bellow, with a fruity bluster, that if I ever happen to find myself in Paris (as if Paris were a cul-de-sac on a shortcut to somewhere else) there is this little place he knows, proper French, none of your nouvelle nonsense, bloody fantastic foie gras, and roast chicken like Bridget Bardot’s tits, and that I should go.”—A.A Gill, in his review of French restaurant L’Ami Louis.
N.B: Gill once referred to the Brits as a “lumpen and louty, coarse, unsubtle, beady-eyed, beefy-bummed herd”. Nice.
This was sent to me by the one I like to call The Once And Future Blonde as a reference to “The Blonde” who often appears in AA Gill’s restaurant reviews as his dining companion.
A taste of A.A. Gill’s wiki entry: "Adrian Anthony Gill (born 28 June 1954) […] is currently employed by The Sunday Times as their restaurant reviewer and television critic. His essays are known for their humour and satirical content, but have caused offence to various groups, including the County of Norfolk, Norfolk Welsh, Manx, Albanians, Germans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.” => Read more HERE, it’s worth it.