"You’ll be given the works until you confess" – ILX watches 'Beckett on Film'

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Welcome to Beckett on Film. On this journey, we will watch and discuss all 17 film adaptions of works from Samuel Beckett, collected in the boxset Beckett on Film. A vast majority of ILX users (ie. KM, Dr. Morbius and myself) have seen some of them, but not all. This seems like a good way to see all of them and ruminate on the silence, the waiting, the words, the play, and above all the man who created them. It’s a great portal into the Beckett universe.
All films combined will take a mere 647 minutes of your time. Which equals exactly nothing, in the grand scheme of things. Expect a lot of waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting. What’s not to love?

The idea is that we’ll watch and discuss one film per week. It just so happens these films fall off a truck nearby me quite frequently, so if you don’t own or have the video, you’ll probably be able to get it in this thread.

Wiki:

Beckett on Film was a project aimed at making film versions of all nineteen of Samuel Beckett's stage plays, with the exception of the early and unperformed Eleutheria. This endeavour was successfully completed, with the first films being shown in 2001.
The project was conceived by Michael Colgan, artistic director of Dublin's Gate Theatre. The films were produced by Colgan and Alan Moloney for the Irish broadcaster RTÉ, the British broadcaster Channel 4 and the Irish Film Board. Each had a different cast and director, drawn from theatre, film and other fields.

The list of films in full:
1 Waiting for Godot
2 Endgame
3 Happy Days
4 Act Without Words I
5 Act Without Words II
6 Krapp's Last Tape
7 Rough for Theatre I
8 Rough for Theatre II
9 Play
10 Come and Go
11 Breath
12 Not I
13 That Time
14 Footfalls
15 A Piece of Monologue
16 Rockaby
17 Ohio Impromptu
18 Catastrophe
19 What Where

We want to start next week. Let us know if you’re in. We’re waiting.

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Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

ready!

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

<3

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

We'll start on Monday, will put the first one up in the coming days.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:51 (three months ago) Permalink

If I do this I am never going to watch Twin Peaks 2.0.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 February 2018 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Lynch wouldn't want it any other way.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 12 February 2018 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Great thread title.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Count me in.

call me by your name..or Finn (fionnland), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:43 (three months ago) Permalink

yes, great thread title!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I own this.

Acanthonus armatus (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

..the DVD set, that is.

Acanthonus armatus (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Alright! A posse is in formation.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

reminder to all of posse dress code

https://i.imgur.com/rp7s3xd.jpg

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Not a thread on this godforsaken borad that wouldn't benefit from having that fine photo posted.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm in

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I should take you up on this but I'm burnt out on Beckett and need a clean break.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Aw, that's a shame, it'd be great to have you on board. Feel free to dip back in here, when in doubt about your decision. We can use your expertise and views, I'm sure.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:21 (three months ago) Permalink

(also Michael B! Yes!)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I think I'm in

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I like to think you are <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:07 (three months ago) Permalink


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