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« Reply #380 on: April 16, 2019, 06:41:47 PM »
Yes mate! Certainly well worth a watch for the visuals, music and clobber but perhaps strived for a little too much. I guess it was the various 'issues' thrown up amongst the plot that attracted Newman and Poitier to the project but ultimately it fails to deliver.
Have you seen All Night Long (1962)?
Set in a jazz club, it is a retelling of Shakespeare's Othello. Stars Patrick McGoohan, Tubby Hayes, Charlie Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth. Well worth a look, often on Talking Pictures channel.
In my list for a loooong time, Ady, but I'd like to get it with spanish subtitles and it's not easy. Lots of british 60s movies haven't been reissued in DVD for our market

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« Reply #381 on: April 17, 2019, 06:59:46 AM »
 I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .
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« Reply #382 on: April 17, 2019, 09:11:12 AM »
I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .

Read the book a while back. Not seen the film yet, but hoping it does it justice
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« Reply #383 on: April 17, 2019, 11:17:07 AM »
I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .

Read the book a while back. Not seen the film yet, but hoping it does it justice

Some really good acting from the four main characters and some stunning photography.  Also there are some great laughs and some grisly action . .
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« Reply #384 on: April 17, 2019, 01:38:45 PM »
I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .

Read the book a while back. Not seen the film yet, but hoping it does it justice

Some really good acting from the four main characters and some stunning photography.  Also there are some great laughs and dome grisly action . .

Sounds like it's worth checking out, Mr B
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« Reply #385 on: April 17, 2019, 04:19:49 PM »
I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .

Read the book a while back. Not seen the film yet, but hoping it does it justice

Some really good acting from the four main characters and some stunning photography.  Also there are some great laughs and dome grisly action . .

Sounds like it's worth checking out, Mr B
I don't know how it compares to the book , Doc , but it is gritty and runs to over two hours of gritty entertainment , that seems to capture something of the period . .l don't think you'd be disappointed. .
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« Reply #386 on: April 23, 2019, 02:12:31 PM »
Another NASA/MAN IN SPACE-type movie I was disappointed to have missed at the cinema but caught up with at home last night. FIRST MAN. Since childhood I have been into the 'Space Race' as most little boys in the '60 and '70s were I guess so a movie specifically chronicling that monumental moment 50 years ago when Man first stepped onto the Moon should be, in my opinion, a real dazzler, heart-swelling, testament to our tenacity, intellect, bravery and bloody mindedness to get us  through the stars to another planet (Moon) However I found it deathly boring from start to finish. Even some great special effects, clothing on the guys and a guest cameo from singer Leon Bridges failed to impress me. I even fell asleep to be honest at one point. Armstrong, although touched by the tragic loss of his young daughter, is largely portrayed as a dull, bore with little people skills whilst 'Buzz' is seen as a brash loudmouth who no one really liked. Michael Collins has barely a few words of dialogue. Nothing wrong with being true to how these guys may have been but nothing wrong with a little flag waving for mankind either in my opinion. Sadly not what I had hoped for.

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« Reply #387 on: April 24, 2019, 03:59:03 PM »
At last I got around to watching Legend with Tom Hardy (the Kray thing).  Well I only got about 20 mins in tbh.  Thought it was going to be a gritty British version of something like Casino or Goodfellas but seemed more like an episode of Heartbeat. No thanks.


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« Reply #388 on: April 24, 2019, 05:41:18 PM »
Another NASA/MAN IN SPACE-type movie I was disappointed to have missed at the cinema but caught up with at home last night. FIRST MAN. Since childhood I have been into the 'Space Race' as most little boys in the '60 and '70s were I guess so a movie specifically chronicling that monumental moment 50 years ago when Man first stepped onto the Moon should be, in my opinion, a real dazzler, heart-swelling, testament to our tenacity, intellect, bravery and bloody mindedness to get us  through the stars to another planet (Moon) However I found it deathly boring from start to finish. Even some great special effects, clothing on the guys and a guest cameo from singer Leon Bridges failed to impress me. I even fell asleep to be honest at one point. Armstrong, although touched by the tragic loss of his young daughter, is largely portrayed as a dull, bore with little people skills whilst 'Buzz' is seen as a brash loudmouth who no one really liked. Michael Collins has barely a few words of dialogue. Nothing wrong with being true to how these guys may have been but nothing wrong with a little flag waving for mankind either in my opinion. Sadly not what I had hoped for.

Mart, I didn't catch this one up at the cinema first time around, but tbh after your review it's unlikely I'll be watching it some time soon; in fact, I had read pretty bad reviews of that movie before, with an insistence just on the weak points you underscore.

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« Reply #389 on: April 24, 2019, 11:48:07 PM »
I saw the Sisters Brothers the other day.  That was a good movie, though nothing to do with Mod or the 6ts. .

Read the book a while back. Not seen the film yet, but hoping it does it justice


Likewise.  Enjoyed the book - wis really funny in parts.  No seen the film tho'.