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Discussion in 'The British Influence: Non-Clothing Discussion For' started by english_gent, May 22, 2007.
essential viewing the rest of the world may have missed !
i offer forth ;
the wicker man . (1973)
The Lair of the White Worm starring Hugh Grant and Amanda Donohoe.
The Wicker Man was one of the strangest I have seen, and I love how they achieved the scariness. It didn't have any of the classic elements of horror; the blood, the monsters, the darkness. Rather, the fear is slowly being built by the bizarre behavior of these seemingly typical villagers on a tranquil island. You know something bad is coming, but you can never expect what's next.
Britt Ekland had a body double, though.
By the way, what's a corn rig and a barley rig?
I've put the original Wicker Man on my Netflix queue. Apparently there was a remake last year set in Maine.
One word AQG: Avoid !
Gentlemen, for your consideration: Threads. While it never got a theatrical release, I can think of few British dramatic works ( with the possible exception of The War Game ) like it.
a corn/barley rig is fishing bait.
and plz , AQG , dont watch the laughable remake last year.
its diabollicaly BAD.
the origional editor's cut from 73 is genuinely spooky.
for me the most erotic scene in wicker man is ingrid pitt in the bath ! :aportnoy:
*edit* i saw threads in the 80s and was numbed.
it was hard viewing for a kid who was already obsessed with the threat of all out nuclear war.
i worried about the world as a kid .... a lot !
In Scotland, rig=field. Corn usually refers to grain, generally. The stuff on the cob is maize.
I've added the '73 version of Wicker Man to my Netflix Queue as well. Thanks for the rec.
Oh, just bloody lovely! We'll probably be competing for the one extant copy in North America.:icon_smile_wink:
If.... is superb.
The first film that popped into my head when I saw the thread title was the Wicker Man. Funny!
Remember being shown threads aged 13 (post cold war) and being completely non-plussed. Loses some of its urgency now...
Withnail and I
It Happened Here
This Happy Breed
Carry On Abroad
any of the carry on films I think quallify although off course all following a simillar thread I think the writing and scripting whilst certainly not high brow
are great entertainment ( not quite touching on smut but the innuendo was there)
In the same vein the confessions of ....... series of films with richard asquith.
and the doctor series of films with dirk bogarde.
i was waiting for this thread to kick off before i posted withnail & i !. :icon_smile_big:
a comedy about two drunken , drug abusing out of work actors at the dog end of the 60s and their eccentric escapades. it made a star out of richard e grant , HOWEVER , this is 'danny the drug dealer ' and the predatory homsexual 'uncle monty's ' film .
this film is a religion to some people.
Any of the Monty Python offerings. Does Quadraphenia or Tommy qualify?
The servant - the begining of the end for pre war England...
Ah yes. A great film. I love the stark black and white of the opening scene in Chelsea as Sir Dirk makes his way to the house.
'SHE'S YOUR SISTER YOU B*STARD!!!'
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Better still, seek out the Director's Cut. The theatre version was savaged.
dead man's shoes.
an epic film , truly will blow you away.
this film from a couple of years ago is an absolute gem .
so very down to earth , humorous , shockingly violent and a real tour de force TRAGEDY. this is what british movie making is all about. and did most of it's business via word of mouth.
fab folksy sound track too.
dont miss out on this ! shane meadows is one of our best kept secrets .
hollywood can't produce stuff of this magnitude.
classic stuff ! :aportnoy:
How about Passport to Pimlico? Surely THE classic british movie!
In which the people of London's Pimlico discover that their borough was gifted to the ancient dukedom of Burgundy (no longer in existence) centuries previously and subsequently stake claim to their independence from the UK. To quote the local policeman "Blimey, I'm a foreigner!".