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8:56 AM - Jul 28, 2018 #9976

Thanks, Pott.

It's on my list. I have seen Cracks though, which I think came out at around the same time - Eva Green as a teacher who takes too much interest in one of her pupils.


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9:25 AM - Jul 28, 2018 #9977

I tried to watch some of that Picnic at Hanging Rock adaptation, as I'd thought it looked good in the advert for it. I didn't find it good.

Call me a luddite but it was one of those modern uneasy mixes of the old fashioned look with modern / modernised production values. 1930s (or whenever exactly), with drum and bass music as background at one point. Very forceful and posed dialogue... the interactions / bullying in that environment certainly could have occurred in such surroundings, but the presentation of it seemed very stylised. The rich colours in the filming (not my TV settings, got the TV on now and the picture is fine).

Perhaps I'm too fussy but it wasn't for me.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is on again as it's a Saturday morning, good for getting ready for the day and doing cleaning and hoovering 😀
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10:10 AM - Jul 28, 2018 #9978

I saw someone arguing against someone else who was defending the use of anachronistic music in that by asking, would they like drum'n'bass in Gladiator?; as if the orchestral score used for that wasn't anachronistic in itself.

I don't mind anachronistic scores, as long as they fit, and do not distract from the film. I get pissed off though by anything set more than (say) 200 years ago being signalled by harpsichord, usually playing something that was composed 100 years before or after the period of the film.
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7:29 PM - Jul 28, 2018 #9979

Fair points.

However, classical, or at least pre-rock and roll, music has often been the accepted and traditional way to soundtrack films and television set anything over, say, 70 years ago.

I get it that people can break from tradition, and that doesn't automatically mean something won't work for most viewers. Doesn't mean it will work either. Anyway, there were several reasons the adaptation wasn't for me. :)
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7:27 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #9980

Just coming up: Documentary on Angela Carter on BBC2. Could be good, or...

Angela Carter: Of Wolves and Women
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7:59 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #9981

The Leftovers best television ever since the last best television ever.

Justin Theroux related to Louis (cousin)

Stars along with Liv Tyler.

First episode is a bit “ is it just being weird for weird sake.

But no it’s really superb and original ( to these eyes anyway)

The way twists and turns . When least expecting it.

Go watch it
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8:34 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #9982

The Beatles Eight Days a Week film, on Channel 14 (More 4) now! 😀
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10:04 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #9983

Watched episode one of Godless.
Think it may be the only episode I watch
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10:21 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #9984

Divvey wrote: Watched episode one of Godless.
Think it may be the only episode I watch
I think it’s worth persevering with.
I was the same after 1 episode.
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2:30 PM - Aug 10, 2018 #9985

The first two episodes of a A Year in the New Forest on Channel 4

A charming programme. I particularly like the old girl, Anne. What a character!


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7:33 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9986

The first episode of the latest series of Dragon's Den is one of the best ever.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-1

I love this programme as someone who has pitched two products (not on Dragon's Den), one of which made it to the supermarket shelves. 
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7:47 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9987

Go on then.
Get it over with......
Although to be honest, I think it's shite.
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8:06 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9988

engine wrote: Go on then.
Get it over with......
Although to be honest, I think it's shite.
It was joined boxes of two cereals that you mixed together, as I used to mix my cereals as a kid. Rice Krispies and Sugar Puffs was ace! 🙂 
Kellogg's launched it and it was in Asda etc for a while but was soon withdrawn, so yes a failure, but I like to think I was ahead of the cereal cafes, such as the Cereal Killer brand now popular in hipster London

http://www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk/brick-lane/
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9:12 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9989

Better Call Saul new episode tonight.

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9:22 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9990

Righteous Fred wrote:
engine wrote: Go on then.
Get it over with......
Although to be honest, I think it's shite.
It was joined boxes of two cereals that you mixed together, as I used to mix my cereals as a kid. Rice Krispies and Sugar Puffs was ace! 🙂 
Kellogg's launched it and it was in Asda etc for a while but was soon withdrawn, so yes a failure, but I like to think I was ahead of the cereal cafes, such as the Cereal Killer brand now popular in hipster London

http://www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk/brick-lane/
And I pitched a radio programme to the BBC. It was a winner but the cunts never did it, the idiots.
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9:27 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9991

Such is the life of the entrepreneur.  😞
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10:14 PM - Aug 14, 2018 #9992

For the umpteenth time I watched The Sweeney, episode Jigsaw. So great. Got everything.


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1:29 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #9993

^^^^ Thanks, S-T.  Shockingly, I don't remember seeing that one.

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New one from Matt Groening starts on Netflix on Friday:

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1:48 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #9994

Might give that a go. According to Front Row the first episode is a bit disappointing but it gets better after that.
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2:12 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #9995

A Worried Man wrote: Might give that a go. According to Front Row the first episode is a bit disappointing but it gets better after that.
Cool.  I'm hoping Matt Berry is a regular cast member.
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2:28 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #9996

He is until the vicar kills him in a road accident in episode ,12.
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12:17 AM - Aug 16, 2018 #9997

Jacques Tourneur's great, but rarely shown, 1957 film 'Night Of the Demon' is being broadcast on
friday night (17 Aug) on the Talking Pictures channel  (preview 81). It's the adaptation of the MR James
story 'Casting The Runes'. It more or less defines what folk-horror is all about - and is bloody unsettling  as well !!!
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7:41 AM - Aug 16, 2018 #9998

Circus Money wrote: Jacques Tourneur's great, but rarely shown, 1957 film 'Night Of the Demon' is being broadcast on
friday night (17 Aug) on the Talking Pictures channel  (preview 81). It's the adaptation of the MR James
story 'Casting The Runes'. It more or less defines what folk-horror is all about - and is bloody unsettling  as well !!!
I still think it's one of the few truly frightening horror films, rather than one with lots of shocks. Dana Andrews is great in it. 
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8:21 AM - Aug 16, 2018 #9999

Devdas is on iPlayer for the next three weeks, a fantastically over the top Bollywood film. It still remains the most expensive Indian movie ever made and it shows.

It also stars the freakishly beautiful Aishwarya Rai. The only difficulty is in trying to remember to read the subtitles when all the visuals are so ravishing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdfx0

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9:40 AM - Aug 16, 2018 #10000

Aubrey The Cat wrote:
Circus Money wrote: Jacques Tourneur's great, but rarely shown, 1957 film 'Night Of the Demon' is being broadcast on
friday night (17 Aug) on the Talking Pictures channel  (preview 81). It's the adaptation of the MR James
story 'Casting The Runes'. It more or less defines what folk-horror is all about - and is bloody unsettling  as well !!!
I still think it's one of the few truly frightening horror films, rather than one with lots of shocks. Dana Andrews is great in it. 
The 1968 Night of the Living Dead was on BBC a few days ago. Available on Iplayer. I dont think I've seen it, but it has a whopping 7.9 on Imdb which is high for a horror film


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