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Old Feb 15th 2012, 10:18 pm
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A few more modern suggestions:

Made in Dagenham - brilliantly acted piece.
Pirate Radio
Love Actually
Still Crazy
Hot Fuzz

and probably the most depressing film I have seen in years - All or Nothing.
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I have to say that I hate Billy Elliott with a passion. (I do like Brassed Off and The Full Monty) It is a nasty class biased piece of vitriol. It presents the working class characters as bigoted idiots with no appreciation of anything cultural, and while there are people like that, this film casts a whole world of them as one big stereotype. The one odd fish amongst them finds his redemption via a middle class pursuit. I felt the message of the movie was how wonderful it was that the 'middle class' boy born to a working class family was able to escape to the life that he really deserved. While this and Kes have different themes, I think there is room for some comparison and that doing so helps show this movie for its limited ambitions and its acceptance of easy stereotypes.
Wow! That's a point of view I wasn't expecting! Hadn't even thought! Since my OH comes from a long line of dockers, and he was the one who was so eager for me to see it, I figured it was a good thumb-nail sketch of those times and that area. See how movies can influence thought processes? Not coming from that time or place I don't have the deep emotional reaction to it, so I can still enjoy the film. Besides, I think we saw other aspects of it than you.
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A few more modern suggestions:

Made in Dagenham - brilliantly acted piece.
Pirate Radio
Love Actually
Still Crazy
Hot Fuzz

and probably the most depressing film I have seen in years - All or Nothing.
Agree about the first four - haven't seen the other two - and you're right about Maid in Dagenham. We liked Calendar Girls too!
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 10:58 pm
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Wow! That's a point of view I wasn't expecting! Hadn't even thought! Since my OH comes from a long line of dockers, and he was the one who was so eager for me to see it, I figured it was a good thumb-nail sketch of those times and that area. See how movies can influence thought processes? Not coming from that time or place I don't have the deep emotional reaction to it, so I can still enjoy the film. Besides, I think we saw other aspects of it than you.
Funny isn't it? How we can all see the same thing and perceive different things from it. We all bring our own life experience and knowledge to everything. I expect it even matters what day one sees something, as I am sure that days experiences are more to the foreground.
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Funny isn't it? How we can all see the same thing and perceive different things from it. We all bring our own life experience and knowledge to everything. I expect it even matters what day one sees something, as I am sure that days experiences are more to the foreground.
A huge influence on my reaction to a movie is listening to others talk about it beforehand. I enjoy movies most when I know absolutely nothing about them.
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No Bill Forsyth? Both Gregory's Girl and Local Hero look a little dated now but are still worth a look.
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An Ungentlemanly Act.

To be watched on 2 April.

Great cast, good story development, shows some real Brit traits, and to my mind I think a reasonably balanced take on 48 hours that had such an impact on people of the day. In my experience every American bar one is utterly ignorant of these events, understandably as it wasn't their war.
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Bend it Like Beckham
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Saw news article about an otter which prompted me to ask DH if he had ever seen the movie Ring of Bright Water .. answer of course was no. So I would add that to your list.
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I have to say that I hate Billy Elliott with a passion. (I do like Brassed Off and The Full Monty) It is a nasty class biased piece of vitriol. It presents the working class characters as bigoted idiots with no appreciation of anything cultural, and while there are people like that, this film casts a whole world of them as one big stereotype. The one odd fish amongst them finds his redemption via a middle class pursuit. I felt the message of the movie was how wonderful it was that the 'middle class' boy born to a working class family was able to escape to the life that he really deserved. While this and Kes have different themes, I think there is room for some comparison and that doing so helps show this movie for its limited ambitions and its acceptance of easy stereotypes.
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Room for Romeo Brass

The History Boys

Aberdeen

Sweet Sixteen

Dear Frankie

Last Resort

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No Bill Forsyth? Both Gregory's Girl
We watched that fairly recently with the kids and it still seemed good.
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Saw news article about an otter which prompted me to ask DH if he had ever seen the movie Ring of Bright Water .. answer of course was no. So I would add that to your list.
OMG the spade...yes...good one.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 7:21 pm
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OMG the spade...yes...good one.
What what what!

Clearly a need for a junior festival too

Ring of Bright Water
The Railway Children
Great Expectations ?
Secret Garden ?
?
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Swallows and Amazons
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What what what!

Clearly a need for a junior festival too

Ring of Bright Water
The Railway Children
Great Expectations ?
Secret Garden ?
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Watership Down.
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