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Welcome to the John Bleasdale Universe, a collection of John Bleasdale's writing. And a blog.
I write mostly about film but also occasionally politics. My writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Skinny, CineVue and The What and the Why, as well as Il Manifesto in Italian.
Mr. KNIVES - A New Story
I was in Rome when the first attacks took place. There were three in total before I got an email from an old friend in CID asking me to come in for a consultation. I’d been following on the news, so he didn’t even have to tell me what he needed me for. On the flight a little girl – she must have been two but I’m bad with ages – was running up and down the aisle. Her mother was telling her not to but she whined ‘I want to see the people. I want to see the people.’ The man holding the card with my name almost correctly spelt was wearing a kilt. He didn’t offer an explanation so I didn’t ask for one.
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My name is John Bleasdale. I'm a writer based in Italy. My work has appeared in a number of internet sites as well as The Independent and The Guardian as well as the Italian daily newspaper Il Manifesto. I've contributed chapters and essays to a number of books. Some of my reviews are collected at Rotten Tomatoes and you can also follow me on Letterboxd.