Michael Coveney missed out hearing Simon Callow regale a funeral going audience with tales of his adventures while researching Aleister Crowley in Sicily. How’s that for passing mention of Aleister Crowley in “Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo“? I know about the abysmal Bruce Dickinson film where Simon Callow played a surprisingly good Crowley, but I wasn’t aware of an as yet unmade film. Cowell was pretty much the only thing worth watching in Chemical Wedding but, even then, you’d best just stop watching in the middle to avoid the unnecessary death of brain cells entailed by a full viewing. But, what is this about some other Crowley film, as yet unfilmed?
“I was out of town on Friday and unable to attend Snoo Wilson’s funeral, but my friend Peter Ansorge assures me that Simon Callow was on fine form, in a purple suit, singing Snoo’s praises and recounting their hilarious adventures while researching in Sicily the film about Aleister Crowley they never managed to make.” [via]