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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #270 on: May 21, 2020, 04:05:46 AM »
The scene where Leland kills Laura, set to that operatic music is honestly probably one of the best sequences put to film. Such a horrific, shocking moment filmed so beautifully and given such weight and poignance. Any other director handling the same content/context might've made it be some brutalist screechy horror moment, but Lynch just... makes it work.

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« Reply #271 on: May 21, 2020, 04:22:34 AM »
Yeah, I just rewatched that after posting the other video. Really incredible to pull off something so horrific and make it beautiful.


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« Reply #272 on: May 21, 2020, 07:56:19 AM »
The entire ITV landmark series, The World At War. Seen it as a kid, carried much more impact being older. Larrie Olivier's scintillating sometimes stark commentary actually gives you goosebumps at times. Steals the show even from the Polish Commandos at Monte Casino. Superb and highly recommended

Watched the World at war again recently when convalescing from an op. Heartily endorse what Minnie says above.

The only thing I watched that comes close in recent times was The Vietnam War a 10-part American television doco series about the Vietnam War (written by Geoffrey C. Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick) It almost as comprehensive in scope as World At War though the narration not being able to match that of 'Larry darling' is made up for by a banging soundtrack.

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« Reply #273 on: May 21, 2020, 11:39:51 AM »
Northern Exposure is one of my top 5 programs of all time, though a lot of that is probably tied up with nostalgia, takes a little while to get going, probably about halfway through the first series for the first great episode, really takes off in the second.  Best episodes are like perfect little films and, lots of them written by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess who went on to write a lot of the best episodes of the sopranos. David Chase also joined the team later on, although he's apparently  to blame for it all falling apart a bit toward the end.

 Basically very much not for everyone but all the characters and performances are incredible and endlessly rewatchable comfort viewing.

Cheers for this, I think I'll give it a bash.

I'm sort of envious of people who are experiencing The Sopranos for the first time, from the start, as adults, given like quite a few people in their 30's i wandered in as a teenager half way through and was too emotionally immature to understand a lot of it.

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« Reply #274 on: May 21, 2020, 12:05:50 PM »
I've also started watching The Sopranos for the first time and am enjoying it very much. The downside is that now I want to be eating meatballs, lasagne and cannoli and drinking red wine all the time.

Easily the absolute best of TV ever. Notice further along they actually call ragu sauce gravy and spaghetti macaroni - well Ralphie does anyway. Apparently it's an Italian/American thing

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« Reply #275 on: May 21, 2020, 12:08:39 PM »
It's the big one lads- that's right - The Sopranos.

I watched it through in 2006 and I have maintained since that it is the greatest TV drama ever made. So rewatching is coming with a certain amount of trepidation lest it not live up to my high claims.

Well, after 6 episodes I can confirm that it is indeed a work of incredible brilliance. A modern mob culture drama that deals with masculinity, capitalism, family and tradition in a completely engrossing and often very funny way.

The end of episode 6 is the party holding the crowing of Junior with all the Capos present. One of the waiters has a pin camera and then we go to the shot of the FBI room as the photos get moved around the board. It's spectacular.

Nearly all of em featured in Goodfellas you know. Do you ever suppose to yourself No Goodfellas, No The Sopranos No Saving Private Ryan, No Band Of Brothers

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #276 on: May 21, 2020, 10:42:55 PM »
After thinking Rosa Salazar was great in Undone I finally got round to checking our her performance in Alita: Battle Angel. She's good in this too. It's daft but a lot of fun, and I'm enjoying it a lot more than Blade Runner 2049.

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« Reply #277 on: May 21, 2020, 11:49:14 PM »
...yep, enjoyed that immensely.

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« Reply #278 on: May 22, 2020, 10:57:58 PM »
Enjoying Now TV. Tonight's fillums:

Sorry To Bother You: Saw this at the cinema, wasn't quite as great as I remembered it but still enjoyed it immensely. Armie Hammer is like a young HAMM! Jon Hamm and deserves to go far.

The Incredibles 2: I enjoyed the first one for its 1950's styling but this one is somehow even more gorgeous. Also Mike Ehrmantraut as Mike Ehrmantraut and Saul Goodman as Saul Goodman? What's not to love?

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« Reply #279 on: May 23, 2020, 12:00:59 PM »
Listened to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds (2018) narrated by Martin Sheen, with Adrian Edmonson and Taren Edgerton. Never listened to it before, it is REALLY fucking good.

That is how an audiobook should be.

Currently listening to the H.G Wells collection, starting with The First Men in the Moon. It's a generic 'narrator reading the book' audiobook so its nowhere near as engaging but its good enough.

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« Reply #280 on: May 24, 2020, 06:10:09 PM »
Boiler Room have Yazz Ahmed streaming live from isolation.


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« Reply #281 on: May 24, 2020, 10:10:26 PM »
Moonraker. Fucking ace. Sir Rog is the best Bond.

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« Reply #282 on: May 25, 2020, 12:27:51 AM »
Moonraker. Fucking ace. Sir Rog is the best Bond.

Wholeheartedly agree. That and the Spy Who Loved Me are the pinnacle of Bond.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #283 on: May 25, 2020, 01:09:02 AM »
"I think he's attempting re-entry"

Bond gets no better than this.

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« Reply #284 on: May 25, 2020, 01:30:58 AM »
In quarantine, singing about a baked potato over the internet, with a disgraced murderer desperately trying to stay relevant to worm his way back into the public eye, and turning YouTube comments off for this particular video for no particular reason..

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« Reply #285 on: May 25, 2020, 01:36:22 AM »
Demon Slayer

What a stunning bit of anime


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« Reply #286 on: May 25, 2020, 06:02:00 AM »
Just saw the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Blimey.

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« Reply #287 on: May 25, 2020, 05:03:30 PM »
On The Invisible Man now, fuck me Griffin is a right twat, just want to chin the cunt.

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« Reply #288 on: May 26, 2020, 04:19:48 AM »
Just watched A Mighty Wind and loved it. So much to enjoy in there, not least Catherine O’Hara canuckin’ it up and Guest/McKean/Shearer playing together which is always a treat. Dodgy closing scene/joke, but I think (?) it was well meaning so we’ll let them off.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #289 on: May 26, 2020, 06:21:10 AM »
Nearly all of em featured in Goodfellas you know. Do you ever suppose to yourself No Goodfellas, No The Sopranos No Saving Private Ryan, No Band Of Brothers

I sort of don't care. Scorsese, perhaps more than most Directors of his generation, plundered the short but significant history of cinema that preceded him.

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« Reply #290 on: May 26, 2020, 12:05:26 PM »
Got going with Northern Exposure now and quite like it.

Their 2 minute homage to Twin Peaks is a bit mad innit?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vE7egnEP6c

The whole episode had a bit of a stilted Hal Hartley vibe to it, although looking at IMDB it was David Carson, who did Star Trek Generations.

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« Reply #291 on: May 26, 2020, 07:56:57 PM »
Just finished The Island of Dr Moreau in the HG Wells collection. I'm unsure if its the weakest of the lot or if I just was a bit burnt out after three audiobooks on the bounce. You to concentrate with audiobooks and not relegate it to background noise, which I did. It''s a shame as Jason Isaacs gives a decent performance.

Anyway to conclude in ranking the HG Wells audiobooks I listened to;

1. Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds (fucking incredible and its one of its kind, I cant really say i've heard anything like it.)
2. The Invisible Man
3. The Time Machine
4. The First Men in the Moon
5. The Island of Dr Moreau


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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #292 on: May 26, 2020, 10:58:40 PM »
After battling through series 7 and 8 of Red Dwarf (8 being more amusing than I remember in the first half but still a steaming heap of shit plot-wise), we grimaced our way through “Back to Earth” tonight. That’s got to be one of the most catastrophic falls from grace it’s possible for any show to make. And that’s a fucking reach considering we’d assumed surely it couldn’t fall much further. Literally wall to wall dog shit, not a single good joke or intriguing plot point in the whole thing.

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« Reply #293 on: May 26, 2020, 11:00:12 PM »
Trying to plough through The Sopranos before it gets taken off NowTV but I'm only on S2. There are so many great little moments - the scene where it cuts from Tony having doubts about working with a female boss in Naples, back to New Jersey and Pussy presenting Angie with an ill-advised bunch of roses, which she then smacks him round the face with, leaving a cut on his cheek that you only see for a moment, but it's uncannily like the facial scars that Neopolitan gangsters used to inflict on their girlfriends as a mark of control (not actually a spoiler, but you never know) - just really clever and subtle.

This thread is making me think I need to re-watch Fire Walk With Me. I've only seen it once at a rather cringey hipstery screening with burlesque dancers and a live band, which was all a bit distracting.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #294 on: May 27, 2020, 01:20:23 PM »
I've been drinking loads of Irn Bru over the past couple of weeks, so I'm literally imbibing a pillar or Scottish culture.






My teeth have also all fallen out.

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« Reply #295 on: May 27, 2020, 02:05:59 PM »
Trying to plough through The Sopranos before it gets taken off NowTV

WHAAAAAAAT??? I've only just got to the end of end of season 1, where is it going?

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« Reply #296 on: May 29, 2020, 08:59:41 PM »
I've been listening to Boards of Canada a ridiculous amount during lockdown. It sounds simultaneously of being cocooned and being somewhere else, so is absolutely perfect.

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« Reply #297 on: May 29, 2020, 09:00:10 PM »
Watching The Sopranos and all its scenes of people eating in nice Italian restaurants is making me really nostalgiac for three months ago.

Currently watching the one where they go to Naples and wishing I was eating sea bass and drinking white wine at some nice place on the Amalfi coast. To think I didn't even dare to venture out to Portobello Beach today.

Langoustines... Fucksake I need a holiday.

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« Reply #298 on: May 29, 2020, 09:32:01 PM »
Aww Alabama 3 are ace. RIP The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love.

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« Reply #299 on: May 29, 2020, 09:45:01 PM »
Just saw the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Blimey.

I honestly nearly gave up on the whole thing after that, had to leave it 3 weeks before I could continue, how could anything carry on.

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