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#31 Darkman

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:40 PM

I always enjoyed those 60's silly comedy romps, such as Rotten To The Core....



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

School For Scoundrels!



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:04 PM



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:43 PM


The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intention of your actions and by the strength you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.

The people closest to you have been trying to tell you that you have made a difference. That you did change things for the better. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing that we can ever truly control - whether we are good or evil.


The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:50 PM


The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intention of your actions and by the strength you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.

The people closest to you have been trying to tell you that you have made a difference. That you did change things for the better. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing that we can ever truly control - whether we are good or evil.


The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:52 PM


The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intention of your actions and by the strength you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.

The people closest to you have been trying to tell you that you have made a difference. That you did change things for the better. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing that we can ever truly control - whether we are good or evil.


The political triumph of the American Right has been to advance relentlessly the economic interests of the country's richest people, while emphasising a swath of moral, social and foreign policy issues that motivate and certainly distract middle-class and poor voters.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:17 PM

Zulu....


Great dust in the eye film. On paper Zula Dawn should have been a worthy sequel with the actors, budget and the historical accuracy.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:08 PM

+1
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Also the odd Will Hay film, still make me laugh.


You may be aware, or not, that lots of these kinds of films are available to watch streaming on Youtube. If you have a good broadband connection they're ok to watch on full screen if they are 360 dpi or more. I rig the computer up to the hi-fi to get better sound.

I live abroad and don't get English telly so it is pretty much all I watch. Over the past few weeks I've watched loads of old British comedies and thrillers from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. They are generally so much better than films today in terms of acting, direction, cinematography and scripts.

The copyright situation is questionable; youtube seems to delete some of them from time to time but not others. I think a lot of the older ones from the 40s are out of copyright though.

Otherwise I enjoy listening to BBC online: R4 and R4 extra plays (I try to screen out the leftie ones), In Our Time with M .Bragg, and Choral Evensong on sunday afternoons.

I agree about the poster who said the theme from 'Last of the Summer Wine' filled him with dread. It always makes me think of rotting away in a grim northern town and ultimately, death. It's something to do with the melancholy, reflective nature of Sunday afternoons I think.

Edited by Austin Allegro, 15 November 2011 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:10 PM

Great dust in the eye film. On paper Zula Dawn should have been a worthy sequel with the actors, budget and the historical accuracy.


Absolutely agree with you..
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:20 PM

You may be aware, or not, that lots of these kinds of films are available to watch streaming on Youtube. If you have a good broadband connection they're ok to watch on full screen if they are 360 dpi or more. I rig the computer up to the hi-fi to get better sound.


Thanks for the idea, I just found a classic Will Hay film 'Boys will be boys'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq47gvQzfFI
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

I agree about the poster who said the theme from 'Last of the Summer Wine' filled him with dread. It always makes me think of rotting away in a grim northern town and ultimately, death. It's something to do with the melancholy, reflective nature of Sunday afternoons I think.



Little anecdote - for years if you wrote to the BBC Comedy Unit enquiring about how to write and submit comedy scripts to the BBC you would get back several pages of A4 detailing why LOTSW was the perfect, sublime comedy and something to aspire to.
The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intention of your actions and by the strength you faced the challenges that have stood in your way.

The people closest to you have been trying to tell you that you have made a difference. That you did change things for the better. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing that we can ever truly control - whether we are good or evil.


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Apologies could be going off thread a bit.
Need to man up, a film that turns me into blubbering wreck :D

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Sunday evening - best Brit Horror film



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for the idea, I just found a classic Will Hay film 'Boys will be boys'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq47gvQzfFI


I bought the complete Will Hay film set for about £4 on Ebay; at the time there was some dispute over copyright and it was thought they were out of it so people were selling their old VHS versions transferred onto disk. Most of them are on Youtube now though.

IMO Mr Hay was a comic genius. Everything about those films is pure joy. Some of the early ones are a bit ropey but always worth a watch. 'Hey Hey USA' is quite good where he goes to the USA as a tutor and gets mixed up with mobsters (as all comedians did in America in the 30s!).

Youtube also has weird films I've never even heard of, let alone seen on tellie. There's one from 1958 called 'The Horse's Mouth' starring Sir Alec Guinness as a madcap drunken artist, a sort of early version of 'Withnail and I. '
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

Will Hay was a genius and interesting private life off camera (taken from wiki). Harold Lloyd was another influential comedian who is copied even today, but regrettably falls behind Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy or Buster Keaton for name recognition or contribution.
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