I think you might be confusing Petit with Patrick Keillor who made Robinson in Space & London. I caught some of Petit & Sinclair's film 'The falconer' on TV once and didn't realise that that was what it was at first, just thought what is this pretentious crap - but I found a lot of Lights Out pretty interesting and it has opened up interest in a broader range of aspects of the city than Peter Ackroyd. I've only tried his fiction once and judging by the comments upthread made the wrong choice in Radon Daughters, it's almost comically unreadable & dense. I also find it annoying that he has co-opted the term psychogeography (and this has been further diluted by will self) such that it now is taken to mean a kind of literary-historical reading of urban areas which seems so much more mundane than the possibilities suggested by the situationistsjenks said:those petit films though - robinson and robinson in space
henrymiller said:i saw 'from hell' (the movie) at the weekend. i think sinclair had hated on it because it wasn't filmed in london and was made by americans (oh no!). it was a great film, one of the best about victorian london i've ever seen.
thanks for the link hm - it's vintage sinclair really isn't it? evoking all sorts of things without ever really bothering to make a cogent critique of the film but sporadically interesting and informative nonetheless - I reckon he actually quite liked it
Especially if you have spent any time traversing East London canals and wastelands and rivers with insane and talented friends.
The first page of this thread is just ridiculous, by the way.