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Postby Samoan » 25 Jan 2020, 16:11

Jimbo wrote:One Jimbo alert. An unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the king by an Irish republican prompts a character to say that she didn't believe in "conspiracy theories." That is an anachronism. The term was invented by the CIA after the JFK killing to describe the spate of unofficial theories left in the actual conspiracy's wake. My Jimbo says this is a favor to the current MI5 to remind viewers to disbelieve conspiracy theories. Maybe MI5 helped with the financing.

Woah there :) I think it's more Julian Fellowes' penchant for peppering the script with jarringly painful modern expressions. He did that frequently in the TV series (plural) and it made me wince. Anyway, glad you enjoyed it, I haven't got round to it yet but I'm hoping Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton will be in feisty combat. I like to see Wilton's peevish prune face when Smith outsmarts her.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 26 Jan 2020, 16:21

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Worth a quick squint if you have a spare hour and a bit.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 27 Jan 2020, 18:39

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On Sky Arts last night.

Fab.
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Postby Samoan » 27 Jan 2020, 20:25

Doodlebug Summer Part 1

This popped up this morning on Channel 8, London Live and it stupefied me.

As Hitler faced certain defeat, he turned to his V weapons and launched them in a vengeful and bloody campaign against Britain. This is the story of the havoc caused by the V1 `doodlebugs' and V2 rockets, and of the deaths that undermined the morale of a war-weary civilian population.


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"At frequent intervals we heard the dreaded staccato burble of an approaching V1 and it was our job to warn the neighbours if it was thought there was a threat to the immediate vicinity.

The V1 had a peculiar technical characteristic inasmuch as that, when the guidance system tilted the craft downwards, the engine completely cut-out due to fuel shortage, giving a few seconds silent warning that it was about to plummet from the sky."

https://tv24.co.uk/b/q4pjq0-1tj2

Upcoming broadcasts of Parts 2 to 5
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• Friday January 31, 9:30pm on London Live

•Sunday February 2, 9:30am on London Live

•Wednesday February 5, 10:30am on London Live

•Friday February 7, 9:30pm on London Live
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Feb 2020, 02:12

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A home run. Every bit as good as I'd hoped.

Reminded me of Kurosawa's "High and Low" a bit
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Postby Samoan » 02 Feb 2020, 18:27

Nice.

Karen's church organ rendition of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones at the climax of the funeral proceedings is perfection.

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Postby Livet » 26 Feb 2020, 16:55

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Well that was good fun (despite little people getting shot)!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Feb 2020, 17:00

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Well that was good fun (despite little people getting shot)!



We watched that over the weekend! Cracking film.
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Postby The Prof » 26 Feb 2020, 17:02

If i grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't so it doesn't

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Feb 2020, 17:12

The Prof wrote:If i grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't so it doesn't


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Postby The Prof » 26 Feb 2020, 23:10

It's a toss up between In Bruges and Withnail & I as to which has the most quotable quotes.
They're all gems.....
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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 26 Feb 2020, 23:37

Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.
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Postby Flower » 26 Feb 2020, 23:49

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.


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Postby Flower » 08 Mar 2020, 13:03

Watched "Carry on Dick" last night. Not for the first or last time. :)

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Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Mar 2020, 17:08

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.


Yeah, I think I said this on this very thread some years ago, but that performance is about as good as any American actress gave in the 1950s.

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Postby Samoan » 08 Mar 2020, 20:54

International Women's Day March 8, 2020.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 17 Mar 2020, 19:44

I just saw last night's episode of Bull .. the timing of this episode is scary.

https://tvline.com/2020/03/16/bull-city ... pisode-17/

Bull Episode About a Citywide Bacteria Scare Comes With Viewer Warning

Before the 17th episode of Bull Season 4 got underway on Monday night, series lead Michael Weatherly stepped on screen to deliver a viewer advisory.

“Tonight’s episode deals with a citywide panic, not unlike the fears and concerns people are experiencing all over the world at this moment,” Weatherly said, alluding to the coronavirus outbreak. “Before we start, we wanted to remind you this is a work of fiction. It was written and filmed months ago. And its only purpose is to entertain you.”
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Samoan » 17 Mar 2020, 20:51

The formidable John Ford directs Gideon Of Scotland Yard (1958).
It's hard not to watch it and think how The Pythons may have cherry-picked from it here and there for Fawlty Towers :)

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Postby “The Man” » 18 Mar 2020, 12:47

Samoan wrote:The formidable John Ford directs Gideon Of Scotland Yard (1958).
It's hard not to watch it and think how The Pythons may have cherry-picked from it here and there for Fawlty Towers :)

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The Pythons didn't "make" Fawlty Towers. It was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth.