This is the first of a series of posts from the Brothers of the Charterhouse – their thoughts, stories and reflections on life in lockdown.
Looking out over the garden last week I saw several randomly spaced, isolated brethren standing completely still, each as if staring at something in front of him. Now where had I seen that scene before? Of course! Last year in Marienbad, that boring 1960s triumph of style over content. All it lacked was the painted shadows. Was this the latest lock-down entertainment I wondered – creating tableaux vivants of cinematic milestones? And whatever will be performed next – Ben Hur on rollators? Triumph of the Will starring the Master? Last Tango in Paris with Peter Giles?
(Picture: Rialto Pictures)