Far Flung

In The Player, one of the great Hollywood films about itself, a suit trying to imagine a writerless future for their studio picks up the paper, and pitches movies from the headlines. British film could get like that, and do no harm - too many of its films are set in a tough-guy world of the banal. Consider this just in. Who knew that the most remote island community in the whole world was British, and lived on a volcano? Not Eyewear. In the meantime, this is also reality, and let us hope the disease is cured soon, and medical supplies reach sooner.