Blog – a work in progess

First review of THE BOXER AND THE GOALKEEPER!

THE SCOTSMAN By Stuart Kelly Published on Sunday 3 June 2012 00:00 The Boxer And The Goalkeeper: Sartre Vs Camus Andy Martin Simon & Schuster, £14.99   THIS coming November, Penguin are publishing a new translation of The Outsider, the most famous book by Albert Camus, describing it as “the classic existentialist novel”. It was a label Camus found increasingly irksome; in America, he insisted he was “against modern existentialism”. When Jean-Paul Sartre, Camus’s sometime ally, sometime foe, and the most prominent exponent of existentialist philosophy, was in America, the only question people seemed to want to ask was “what is existentialism?”, despite the fact that Sartre now considered himself a Marxist. Observations such as these, which complicate and entangle the …

Britain’s original beach boys

Andy Martin – The Times, April 9 2012 Forget Devon and Cornwall, according to new research British surfing originated in Yorkshire — thanks to two bored Hawaiian princes and their game English tutor. Andy Martin charts their remarkable story He might as well be flying a broomstick. In the VisitEngland national marketing campaign, a wetsuited Rupert Grint is seen picking up a classic surfboard on a chilly far-flung beach, VW camper in the background, comparing Bridlington favourably to Bondi. Viewers could be forgiven for being sceptical. Sometimes, however, truth is stranger than fiction. Surfing in Britain is more than just hype. According to new research, it had its genesis more than a century ago, not in Devon or Cornwall, but …

once upon a time in new york

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/surfing-in-new-york-2361229.html Once Upon a Time in New York from Moving Content on Vimeo. My first experiment with a new content format has been taken up by The Independent Newspaper. The idea is to use video to echo the glory days of magazine photo-reportage to compliment the thoughts of a writer. I teamed up with cult surfer writer and Cambridge academic, Andy Martin, to provide an alternative viewpoint of the recently held $1m Quiksilver New York Pro Surfing Contest. Although, it’s a ‘deep’ commentary, the response has been very positive and Moving Content is now in discussion with the New York Times who have also expressed interest in the experiment Here, he introduces the film: ‘New York Surfing’. Come again? It …

semi-miraculous quiksilver event on long island http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/others/the-other-kind-of-new-york-board-meeting-2353701.html

currently being edited. Looking good but possible additional shoot in October. Could it be renamed ‘COULD DO BETTER’?

the thoughts of Joey Barton http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/andy-martin-cambridge-is-the-place-for-joey-barton-2331229.html (forgive punctuation errors)