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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link
Just recently discovered that I can now get Sky Arts on Freeview.
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:26 (six 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 (six months ago) link
i've just watched the whole of american graffiti without recognising harrison ford...
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 12:13 (six months ago) link
Ah, he was so young..
― Mark G, Thursday, 24 September 2020 12:16 (six months ago) link
'73, so only 4 years before SW.
― koogs, Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:26 (six 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months ago) link
Horror Channel is showing the old Universal monster films on monday lunchtimes. I'm guessing Dracula was on first, i caught Frankenstein (1931), missed The Mummy (1932). Wolfman (1941) is on tomorrow, and Creature from the Black Lagoon is on the 8th.
― koogs, Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:39 (two months ago) link
so, some years ago i turned the tv on after midnight and caught the middle of a film about an american soldier's night in britain - failed visit to prostitute, picked up in a pub and rolled by the woman's compatriots, falls (mutually) for (very shy) barmaid, gets chased by the military police. curious little film.
i caught it, again by accident, about two months later, but again not all of it.
last night i taped something on spec from Talking Pictures. "A sensitive story of two airmen. One with a terrible injury and one dealing with life" and it's the film i didn't know the name of. "During One Night" it's called, barmaid is Susan Hampshire.
(said terrible injury, the bit i'd missed before now, is losing his penis (probably more). whilst still a virgin (hence prompting the other one's visit to the prostitute). kills himself over it in the end)
― koogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link