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    Quote Originally Posted by Langham View Post
    ^ 'Saturday Night & Sunday Morning' is one of my favourite films, Shaver. It's an excellent documentary of a point in time, an industrial landscape now largely lost or transformed, rather like the working class characters it portrays.

    Similar in some ways but less good are 'Room at the Top' (Laurence Harvey's northern accent is a bit odd) and also 'A Kind of Loving'. 'Hell is a City', with the excellent Stanley Baker, is another of that era that I like (set in Manchester I believe) but I think I may have mentioned it on this thread some time ago.

    Hell is a City was indeed filmed in and around Manchester, details here: http://www.british-film-locations.co...Is-A-City-1960 Many of these locations remain extant and are familiar to me. I have never gotten around to watching the film but at your prompting have now added it as high priority to my rental list.

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    The Rutles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langham View Post
    ^ 'Saturday Night & Sunday Morning' is one of my favourite films, Shaver. It's an excellent documentary of a point in time, an industrial landscape now largely lost or transformed, rather like the working class characters it portrays.

    Similar in some ways but less good are 'Room at the Top' (Laurence Harvey's northern accent is a bit odd) and also 'A Kind of Loving'. 'Hell is a City', with the excellent Stanley Baker, is another of that era that I like (set in Manchester I believe) but I think I may have mentioned it on this thread some time ago.

    Slothful as I am, having watched this movie mere days after your recommendation, it is just now that I remember to comment.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, the themes of promiscuity, sexual violence, desperate criminality and squalor are terribly well realised, unflinchingly so at times, for a film of it era. Some lovely cameos too, especially a younger Warren Mitchell as the travelling salesman.
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    Recently I was gifted with a copy of this outstanding once forgotten, but recently discovered, masterpiece "Privilege" by Peter Watkins - famously also responsible for the banned BBC docudrama 'Wargames'.

    Such a prescient movie, a story which seemed beyond incredible upon its original release yet is now decidedly representative of the status quo in 2017. I urge all fans of thoughtful cinema to watch this and marvel at Watkins' disturbing prophetic vision, no less unsettling now that it has come true.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. B. Scott Robinson View Post
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    "In the midst of all this public bickering, "Let it Rot" was released as a film, an album, and a lawsuit. In 1970, Dirk sued Stig, Nasty, and Barry; Barry sued Dirk, Nasty, and Stig; Nasty sued Barry, Dirk, and Stig; and Stig sued himself accidentally. It was the beginning of a golden era for lawyers, but for the Rutles, live on a London rooftop, it was the beginning of the end."

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