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When I entered the Warner West End in London’s Leicester Square, the movie I’d come to see had sold out.
So I chose a random feature which was about to start: Risky Business, starring what now seems an astonishingly young Tom Cruise.
I found it hilarious, cunningly-plotted and elegant. It includes one of the great lines of all time: “Who’s the U-Boat commander?”
Sixteen years later, at the Sony Centre in Berlin, the same thing happened. This time, the not-sold-out-picture I ended up seeing was The Sixth Sense. I found it spooky, shocking and exhilarating.
Two of the films I’ve enjoyed most in my life. I often thought it was because I had zero expectations.
Night trains are great for kids, says Robert Pimm. Adults may find them a little less glamorous
Financial Times, August 20 2005
It’s awkward, leaving your children unattended in a night train compartment after lights-out. But sometimes you have no choice. I’m gone only a few moments. When I return, a man is there, taking off his coat. The light is blazing.
Lech, Austria – Photo Robert Pimm
“Sorry,” I say, “we’ve booked this whole compartment.”
“No.” The man and his suitcases seem to fill the space between the bunks. “I am here too. Look. Here is my ticket.”