Sony Movies Classic is running through a bunch of good onld english films, mostly repeats and mentioned upthread, but icymi
09ish Loneliness of long distance runner11ish Georgy Girl15ish Admirable Crichton17ish, er, Dad's Army19ish Saturday Night & Sunday Morning21ish Taste Of Honey23ish The Knack and how to get it
some notable war films on film4 too11 This Happy Breed13 Millions Like Us15 Two Thousand Women17 Waterloo Road
and TPTV have been showing hammer films late on a friday, tonight's is Dracula, Prince Of Darkness
― koogs, Friday, 8 May 2020 08:28 (six months ago) link
of those on film4 the first two are interesting - noel coward wrote the first, and both are very much about the families left behind during the war, and both filmed whilst the war was still happening.
Patricia Roc in Millions and Two Thousand Women as well.
― koogs, Friday, 8 May 2020 08:34 (six months ago) link
RUNNER, SATURDAY NIGHT, TASTE OF HONEY were all screened on the same channel in the last month or two - I saw them then otherwise would watch.
― the pinefox, Friday, 8 May 2020 11:44 (six months ago) link
i did say as much - "mostly repeats and mentioned upthread, but icymi"
― koogs, Friday, 8 May 2020 17:00 (six months ago) link
TPTV 13:10 The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)BBC2 15:00 The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002)
― koogs, Monday, 11 May 2020 15:16 (six months ago) link
Some films on today:
London Live13.00 Brief Encounter15.00 Victim
Film416.45 Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Talking Pictures23.55 Shampoo
― Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:01 (six months ago) link
I remember to take this opportunity to report that I have been listening to music that I think features TOM D.
Specifically on vinyl the whole of Close Lobsters' 12-inch, 4-track 45: 'What Is There To Smile About?'
The lead track can be heard here:
― the pinefox, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:09 (six months ago) link
Sony Movies Classic has now been rebranded Sony Movies Christmas for all your festive TV movie needs, three months early.
But that prompted me to finally watch The Swimmer before it disappeared and that was great. Nice device, the way back story is gradually revealed, but never fully. And the ending... Odd film for such a big name.
Also taped Miss Jean Brodie and American Graffiti.
Legend of Hell House was on tptv at weekend. Dvd has been on my Amazon wish list for about a decade after learning about the Delia Derbyshire soundtrack.
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 04:28 (two months ago) link
What do people who aren't in London get on freeview channel 8? (Ie instead of London Live)
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 06:35 (two months ago) link
In Glasgow, 'That's TV Scotland', which mostly seems to show fuzzy music clips from the 70s and 80s. I hear from London friends that London Live shows some interesting films from time to time - definitely not the case with That's TV Scotland.
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:24 (two months ago) link
Just recently discovered that I can now get Sky Arts on Freeview.
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:26 (two months ago) link
(I was asking because Stuart maconie was saying that he wanted to see Deep End and it was on LL yesterday. There were 6 months when it would show a new Ealing B-movie every day. Then it went onto Norman wisdom movies... And in the evenings it's all London gangster movies)
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:34 (two months ago) link
i've just watched the whole of american graffiti without recognising harrison ford...
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 12:13 (two months ago) link
Ah, he was so young..
― Mark G, Thursday, 24 September 2020 12:16 (two months ago) link
'73, so only 4 years before SW.
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:26 (two months ago) link
i keep forgetting about Sky Arts (ch 11?) but over the last week we've had
KT Tunstall on Ivor Cutler (including her singing Beautiful Cosmos to Phyllis)
Trailblazers: Two Tone (Noddy Holder narrated documentary, very Specials-centric, some good contributors like, surprisingly, Pete Waterman, who was DJ at the Locarno when the Coventry Automatics played there)
The Art Of Architecture on Battersea Power Station
er, Portrait Artist Of The Year
Punk Night tomorrow by the look
― koogs, Thursday, 15 October 2020 14:18 (one month ago) link
I thought 'Danny Dyer on Harold Pinter' on Sky Arts was some kind of pisstake, but apparently Dyer worked with Pinter and is a big fan, so fair dos.
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link
I watched a thing about John Belushi which was quite poor (and had an odd, stilted, machine-translated-back-and-forth voiceover), and "Rankin's 2020", which obviously fulfilled my long-held wish for EXIF data to pop up onscreen when showing pro-grade photographs, but was still unsatisfying. Still, it beats Border Patrol on ch11.
― Michael Jones, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:32 (one month ago) link