I've never seen any, but snapped up "Local Hero" today on DVD to watch at some stage.
― Tom May (Tom May), Sunday, 22 February 2004 20:19 (fifteen years ago) link
― Girolamo Savonarola, Friday, 27 February 2004 13:33 (fifteen years ago) link
― udu wudu (udu wudu), Friday, 27 February 2004 23:44 (fifteen years ago) link
― David Nolan (David N.), Saturday, 28 February 2004 00:43 (fifteen years ago) link
― Robomonkey (patronus), Thursday, 4 March 2004 21:42 (fifteen years ago) link
― Eric H. (Eric H.), Friday, 5 March 2004 04:19 (fifteen years ago) link
― Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 5 March 2004 04:20 (fifteen years ago) link
droll comedy about unemployed Scots who hatch a hairbrained caper to steal some sinks.
the ringing phonebox is the best bittersweet ending since Midnight Cowboy
― schbomp, Thursday, 15 April 2004 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link
― schbomp, Thursday, 15 April 2004 18:27 (fifteen years ago) link
He surfaces in New York this week, after a screening of Housekeeping!
I hope the new print means a DVD is forthcoming.
If they take audience questions, the first one I can think of is "What happened to you?"
― kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:42 (nine years ago) link
Along with The Conformist, I treasured my VHS copy of Housekeeping for years. The novel's just okay.
― Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 11 April 2010 19:59 (nine years ago) link
Comfort and Joy isn't as well known as Local Hero, probably not even as well known as Housekeeping, but it's on my short list of favourite films from the '80s.
― clemenza, Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:42 (nine years ago) link
housekeeping is a film that stays with you. i saw it once, in the early 90s, and images from it haunt me still.
anyone like breaking in?
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:39 (seven years ago) link
housekeeping is a film that stays with you
I remember liking Housekeeping.
That is, in fact, the ONLY thing I remember about it.
― Count-Dracula-Down (Eric H.), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:41 (seven years ago) link
Forsyth said at that FF appearance that he wanted to make the film so people would read the novel.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:51 (seven years ago) link
― piscesx, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:14 (seven years ago) link
havent read the book, maybe i will now, the movie is p great
liked this title card image/font/etc
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 14 July 2012 22:06 (seven years ago) link
is this movie on DVD?
― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 July 2012 06:08 (seven years ago) link
Housekeeping is available as a Sony MOD DVD-R via the WB Shop (or more correctly, the company they sub-contract to.) They also have Being Human in the Warner Archive line, and I imagine That Sinking Feeling will eventually pop up in the MGM line.
I have the Housekeeping disc: Great film, quality transfer. I believe it got the restoration treatment in the last 5-8 years. It was on itunes at one time as well.
― Don't Feel Like Santana, But Oye Como Va To Them (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 16 July 2012 03:08 (seven years ago) link
i dvr'd it off sony hd channel, think it's showing a few more times this month at least
― johnny crunch, Monday, 16 July 2012 14:43 (seven years ago) link
that sinking feeling is basically 'bottle rocket' 15 yrs early & scottish, p good
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 April 2013 17:30 (six years ago) link
^^trudat. I liked that scene where that guy starts airguitaring (with a real pick!) and then he and his mates begin singing "Holiday In The Sun".
― Sheela-Tubb-Mann, You Real Know-It-All (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:48 (six years ago) link
YES! He's enthusing about buying a Les Paul and wahwah and amplifier and "I've already got the plectrum!"
― Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 22:19 (six years ago) link
for Britishers (and anyone else who can use iPlayer) Comfort And Joy is available to watch until Feb 9th.
― piscesx, Monday, 3 February 2014 11:52 (five years ago) link
One of my 30 or so favourite films ever. I wrote about it a few years ago:
I have a used VHS that I got a store-closing sale. Watched Defense of the Realm recently, the only other film I think I've ever seen Bill Patterson in.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 17:53 (five years ago) link
not Truly Madly Deeply, or Gilliam's Munchausen?
― images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 17:58 (five years ago) link
No, haven't seen either. Looked at his IMDB page, and he was also in The Killing Fields and Chaplin--again, haven't seen them.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 22:41 (five years ago) link
Love Bill Patterson, and this film.
My mum texted me all excited a couple of days ago to tell me that she'd heard on radio forth that they're releasing That Sinking Feeling with the original dialogue in April. I'd tried to get her it for christmas but it was £££ on amazon, and had the anglicised soundtrack.
― sktsh, Thursday, 6 February 2014 00:07 (five years ago) link
My first viewing of Housekeeping in more than 15 years. Forgot about the leisurely opening, the quiet laying out of the comfortable and stifling family relations. It's part of the film's strange, quiet power that Christine Lahti seems initially miscast; she's so vibrant. That sequence in the forest with the frost-covered grass and the impression that invisible children are listening is special.
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 August 2015 00:16 (four years ago) link
Bordwell on Forsyth (Antwerp confab) plus Lancaster, JLG
― skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 August 2015 18:34 (four years ago) link
Gregory's Girl is getting the 4K treatment, and next month in NY there's some rare 35mm screenings of the others:
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 August 2019 07:16 (three weeks ago) link