Ken Loach S/D

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It absolutely is, it was someone mentioning this on two different RIP threads, one of them on a different board that made me want to watch it.

calzino, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 22:56 (three years ago) link

Lol the "SCARGILL RULES OK" graffiti; "Some Vandals, some pillock morelike"

calzino, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 23:41 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

No issue with the politics or the message of "I, Daniel Blake" but the movie, as a piece of art, has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Its realism is contrived, "Clunky, bolted together" as Tom D said above.

This is more to do with Paul Laverty's script rather than Ken Loach imo

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Saturday, 12 November 2016 08:36 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I can't shake how much Dave Johns looks and sounds like Phil Collins.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:18 (two years ago) link

How can he sound like Phil Collins, he's from Wallsend?

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:22 (two years ago) link

Collins has faked northeastern accents before to make himself sound "local."

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:24 (two years ago) link

He has?

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:26 (two years ago) link

Collins has faked northeastern accents before to make himself sound "local."

For a second a thought I had opened a thread on ILB and you were talking about subboard nemesis Billy Collins.

I Walk the Ondioline (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:52 (two years ago) link

I'm perhaps not as au fait with the corpus of collins' forays as a thespian as i could be but I've never heard him do anything but a london accent

harold melvin and the bluetones (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:39 (two years ago) link

Maybe he means Romford.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:46 (two years ago) link

i liked the angel's share

rewatched kes a year or two back and found it harder work than i expected -- perhaps because i'd over-invested in my memory of it (my mum took me to see it when it came out, when i was 9 or 10)

mark s, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:22 (two years ago) link

No issue with the politics or the message of "I, Daniel Blake" but the movie, as a piece of art, has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Its realism is contrived, "Clunky, bolted together" as Tom D said above.

It wasn't at all clunky, wtf?

Art = stuff. Don't worry about it.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:39 (two years ago) link

Good movie, and it wasn't a sledgehammer.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:59 (two years ago) link

Alfred, you still haven't answered the question

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:19 (two years ago) link

About Phil Collins and Johns? I was thinking of Collins when he talks in 'Miami Vice' and his videos and tries to be the American idea of a Funny Local. It was a dumb point and I retract it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:28 (two years ago) link

The Angel's Share was basically Pride, but with whiskey instead of gays and the old ladies who love them.

Ballistic: ILX vs. Sever (Eric H.), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 01:04 (two years ago) link

this film was wonderful

Dave Plaintive rapper with classical training (imago), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 01:33 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

i watched land and freedom last night as part of barcelona trip prep and loved it again

yes loach doesn't do "character" the way we expect film characters to be but in land and freedom it's actually very appropriate. the political was indistinguishable from the personal for a lot of the utopian collectivists who took up arms for the POUM. there is a moment in a barcelona pension when the lover of our liverpudlian hero says "i took a 7 day leave.. for a few days i don't want politics, no fighting, no trenches, i just want to feel human" and well i could not help peanut-gallerying "i regret to inform you are in a ken loach film my dear". the next morning she wakes up, discovers our liverpudlian hero has abandoned the POUM and is joining the regular communist-led brigades. she instantly disowns him, disavows her love, is off. they were so close to being "human", to being "characters"! but she gives it up in an instant when she discovers it might involve any sort of compromise. to me this feels extremely apposite to what people in that war were wrestling with.

the most interesting "character" to me by far is the granddaughter sorting through the clippings. up until the very last moment we think we know her story, and we think she's alone at the funeral, the only one who knows or cares about any of this. but she's found the old guy's buddies from the brigade! she's invited them! and she believes in the struggle! it's absurdly over the top and i loved it

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 April 2017 10:53 (two years ago) link

One of his very best. I vividly remember long and loud applause at the Gft when it finished and that was not a special screening or a premier or anything. Need to revisit it.

Heavy Doors (jed_), Friday, 28 April 2017 11:28 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Up the Junction is amazing

plax (ico), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:03 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wvGbwwWBXI

plax (ico), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:03 (one year ago) link

hi plax! xo

(send me your email, i've lost it again)

Haven't seen any TV stuff that early, just Cathy Come Home, which is the next year. Carol White is also in that, and Poor Cow.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:07 (one year ago) link

The Price of Coal is still on youtube. It has really cracking, angry class-war dialogue, but also mixes it with genuinely funny shit. And I think generally, Loach is very bad at doing humour. But some of the cast playing miners + middle management were Northern comedy circuit/WMC type comedians and made the best of the funny stuff. Also I only just noticed Bobby Knutt died last month (RIP), he is really good in this.

calzino, Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:05 (one year ago) link

that song is awesome.

plax, i sent you an email through ILX, did you get it?

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:50 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

saw Ladybird Ladybird (35mm) for the first time in ~25 years yesterday; what a punishing scorcher. Glad to see Crissy Rock has had a career, albeit little that's made it to the US apparently.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:59 (four months ago) link


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