Nicky Hamlyn part 2. Second instalment of a conversation with Nicky Hamlyn (see June 12th 2009). Male porcupines use their urine to soften the female’s quills before mating, while vultures urinate on their legs to cool themselves. I thought we could mention the Douglas Gordon film Zidane; there is an alarming similarity with a film made in 1970 by Hellmuth Costard called Football as Never Before which focusses entirely on George Best for 90 minutes. Your book Film Art Phenomena is as rigorous and precise as your films… (David Curtis writing in A History of Artists’ Film “he would become one of the best writers on artists’ film of his generation”).