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    Christine
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    Another Michael Redgrave one, “The Captive Heart,” which we recorded recently. He did restraint so well.

    We have a Powell and Pressburger collection. “The Red Shoes” is fabulous.

    As you can tell, I prefer old films!

    A great thread!

    Christine

    #38491

    rdolly
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    Favourite films, Stand By Me, Shawshank Redemption, Jumping Jack flash, and of course It’s A Wonderful Life

    #38506

    Christine
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    The (very melodramatic) trailer for Victim:

    Christine

    #38507

    Laura
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    Christine, I too love the film The Red Shoes, one of my all time favourites.

    #38526

    Christine
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    I first saw it on television when very young, Laura, and found it very frightening, though I’m not quite sure why.

    As you get older, you notice different things about it.

    #40046

    Phil McCheddar
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    I recently watched the film “Molokai: The Story of Father Damien” about a 19th century priest who volunteered to go to an island in the Pacific Ocean to console and care for the lepers. It is based on a true story. It’s a very moving and inspiring film. The actor playing the role of the priest was superb. Other actors include Leo McKern and Peter O’Toole. The customer reviews on Amazon generally recommend it very highly.

    #40048

    Christine
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    I hadn’t heard of that one, but will look out for it.

    The other day we went to see “45 Years,” which is very good and very subtle. It’s about a couple (Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling) who are about to celebrate their 45th anniversry, when something happens…

    Christine

    #40050

    anniekat
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    I enjoyed Testament of Youth, which is the true story of Vera Britain during WW1.

    Phil and Christine – I’ll put those on my wish list!

    Annie x

    #40051

    Christine
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    Not a film, but a television series (is this allowed?), which we’ve just seen on DVD, “Takin’ Over the Asylum,” which was on the BBC in 1994. Ken Stott, David Tennant and Katy Murphy play three of the characters. Set in Glasgow, it’s about a man who is a not very good double glazing salesman but whose passion is radio, and who is a hospital radio DJ.

    Very topical now, with the NHS mental health budget suffering.

    #40052

    Laura
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    Hi Christine, I’ve heard good reports about the 45 years so am going next week although our theatre seats are terrible! I’ve noted the DVD with Ken Stott in, sounds interesting.

    I’ve also just recently seen Love & Mercy the excellent film about Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, based on the true story.

    #40053

    Christine
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    I hadn’t heard of that one Laura, but have just looked it up. Brian Wilson had quite a life; it sounds interesting.

    #40093

    Laura
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    I saw the film 45 Years today…. I thought it was very interesting in a very subtle way (as Christine mentions above) but the ending was so sudden I wasn’t expecting it!

    Excellent acting as you’d expect from such wonderful actors and the film isn’t too long so managed the sitting just about ok.

    #40101

    Christine
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    Glad you liked it, Laura. It was a sudden ending, and you had to wonder what happened after the end, if you see what I mean. We had 25 minutes of trailers!

    We recorded Millions Like Us the other day, which is a wartime film (1940-something), about an “ordinary” family. One of the daughters is called up to work in a factory, where she meets a lot of other girls from different backgrounds. It’s kind of semi-documentary, with many realistic scenes in the factory and so on. We’ve seen half of it.

    Christine

    #40102

    Laura
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    Christine, I always ask what time the big picture starts as hate sitting thru the ads!

    Talking about 45 Years on the way home my husband put forward his theory as to ‘what happened next’ and so did I, very thought-provoking.

    I love Millions Like Us, fab film, seen it countless times.

    #40103

    Christine
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    I tried to put myself in the position of my parents, who were in their early 20s in 1943.

    What puzzled me was Celia being sent away to a distant factory. My mother was called up to do similar work, but the factory was literally round the corner. But it was in Birmingham, and there were factories everywhere.

    Christine

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