NB The title 'The Sea, The Sea' was prompted by the title of Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker-winning novel which I read on another Greek island. According to Wikipedia, "Iris Murdoch's biographer Peter J. Conradi gives Xenophon as the ultimate source of the title. According to Xenophon's Anabasis, "The Sea! The Sea!" (Thalatta! Thalatta!) was the shout of exultation given by the roaming 10,000 Greeks when, in 401 BC, they caught sight of the Black Sea from Mount Theches in Trebizond and realised they were saved from death." An alternative title I toyed with was 'Behold the Sea Itself' from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass which was used by Ralph Vaughan Williams in his First Symphony.
'Ten Times Empty' - Life on Symi 1975 (Digitally Restored) The full-length version of this delightful but also historically important film was, until recently, hosted on YouTube. However, the uploaded copy had several technical problems. First, the soundtrack was only available on the right-hand channel. Secondly, the sound quality was somewhat compressed and limited. Thirdly, the colour saturation of the print was excessive. Unless the original footage is made public, this digitally restored version is probably the best available. A review of 'Ten Times Empty' can be found in the American Anthropologist(1982). Many thanks to Alex Celler for alerting me to the film's existence. If anyone on Symi knows anything about the documentary (why and how it was made) please get in touch with me (see Contact).