Published on July 15th, 2011 in Features by Christopher Hamilton-Emery
#TenFactsAbout — Tamar Yoseloff
- My favourite film is Barry Lyndon. Some critics say that Ryan O’Neal’s performance is wooden, but his character is meant to be without emotion or remorse. Marisa Berenson stepped out of a Gainsborough painting; I like that her theme tune is Shubert’s Piano Trio in E Flat.
- At university I had a pet rat named Cuthbert who used to sit on my shoulder. He liked chickpeas.
- I cry at the end of The Way We Were. Every time.
- I was once propositioned by Wreckless Eric.
- I’m afraid of bats.
- Whenever I’m in a new city, I always visit the local cemetery. The best is Woodland Cemetery on the outskirts of Stockholm. It has a modernist chapel built by Gunnar Asplund.
- I once went to a Halloween party dressed as Millais’s Ophelia; I cellotaped plastic flowers onto a white nightgown.
- My favourite word is “defibrillate”. I’ve even managed to get it into a poem.
- I would like Beside You by Van Morrison to be played at my funeral.
- My favourite novel is Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. It is short, simple and spare — like a good poem — and heartbreakingly sad.