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Just finished watching "Party Party" and ohmigod how British is this? it's a cringeworthy road accident, you can't help but sit there and gawp at it! about halfway though I realised I've seen it before, the bit with Caroline Quentin trying miserably to drown herself in the bath but keeps coming back up for air (I'm starting to think the list of films I haven't seen is smaller than the list of films I have seen), I did enjoy it though and can reccomend it to anyone wanting to watch something that screams 'early 80s teenage new years party in England' [Smile]


As for my comment about Clockwise I was dragged off to see it in the cinema because the father of one of the kids in my brother's class who we knew was the motorcyclist that gave a lift to someone in the film. I sat there for almost the entire length of the film squirming because I just can't stand that particular style of comedy, if I could have I would have walked out halfway through but would have had to wait outside to get a lift back home (I was 13 and the cinema is 8 miles from home)

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ok i just remembered one person who was in the movie " the rachel papers" it had james spader in it , but i guess that dosent make it a british movie , but they were in england. [Razz]
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ok i just remembered one person who was in the movie " the rachel papers" it had james spader in it
Only one? What about Jonathan Pryce, Ione Skye (yes that Ione Skye) and Dexter 'Press Gang' Fletcher. [Roll Eyes]
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well , i have only seen it once and that was a while ago the only one i could remember is james spader. but i guess i am just forgetfull. it was still a pretty good movie.
how does it end , i cant remember exactly? [Confused]

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I know this is Aussie, but anyone seen this one? Around the World in 80 Ways.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0092581/

It has some enthusiastic views, just wanted to know others 2 cents worth.

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Pre-becoming a mom in '87, I was so into the current independent film scene, so thanks for jogging my memory of all those good Brit Films -- Local Hero, Dance With a Stranger, etc. -- from back in the day.
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"An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery.
But things don't go as expected." (IMDb)

Watched this wonderful film called Local Hero (1983) today.
The movie was written and directed by Bill Forsyth who also did the Rewind classic Gregory´s Girl. GG star John Gordon Sinclair has a small role in Local Hero.
The cast is great and i liked the low tempo especially after the ultra fast paced Outrageous Fortune [Smile]
Few totally magical scenes, great characters and a nice soundtrack composed by Mark Knopfler. I highly recommend this british classic!
PS, i was so happy to hear the fact that they named an asteroid after actor Burt Lancaster's Happer character in this movie who is keen on astronomy.

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I've not seen local hero in god knows how many years,another one I need to check out again,I've never seen Forsythe's comfort and joy whatsoever.

I've seen dance with a stranger though and have the Rachel papers on DVD which I like a lot,especially Ione skye,she was a hottie back in the day!

I like restless natives a lot,that was a lot of fun,can't remember much from clockwise which has also been mentioned here .

I need to check some of these 80s Brit flicks out again.

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I love this!

Now I just need to get round to watching the movie..

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Comfort and Joy is my favorite Bill Forsythe film. It's a quaint little film which is very funny, and, I think, ultimately very moving. I think that it's even better than Local Hero, which most consider to be his masterpiece.
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Gregory's Girl .. Gregory's Girl .. Gregory's Girl .. I love Gregory's Girl !

Did i already mention Gregory's Girl ? [Big Grin]

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Forsyth's comfort and joy does sound like a lot of fun and no one could ever accuse the plot of not being very original as there's not many films out there about ice cream wars in Glasgow in the middle of December.

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I've never seen it but I can always remember this 1985 Brit comedy - car trouble starring Julie Walters,ian charleson and hazel O'Connor getting a real kicking from critics on release.

I can also remember this being on quite a few worse of lists from that year.

anyone seen car trouble,is it really that bad?

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I have a feeling that i may have Car Trouble vhs tape somewhere, i need to investigate [Cool]
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quote:
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Gregory's Girl .. Gregory's Girl .. Gregory's Girl .. I love Gregory's Girl !

Did i already mention Gregory's Girl ? [Big Grin]

Just don't watch Gregory's Two Girls, just horrible.
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quote:
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I have a feeling that i may have Car Trouble vhs tape somewhere, i need to investigate [Cool]

If you do atomik and get the chance at some point to check it out let us know what you think of it,I'm curious as to what it's like.

I'd also like to say Gregory's girl is great,not seen it for such a long time though but I can still remember it pretty well!

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I found the Car Trouble tape so i´ll definitely watch the film during this week.
I´m also going to check out Gregory´s Girl again soon so there´s some kind of british invasion going on here right now [Cool]

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I like Gregory's Girl too! [Smile]
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Anybody seen this merchant ivory spoof from 1998 - stiff upper lips?

https://youtu.be/DamrCJUZkxQ - Stiff upper lips trailer.

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"In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love.
What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car." (IMDb)

Watched Car Trouble (1986) last night and while i think that it was a pretty decent film, part of me found it a bit irritating.
All the main characters are so annoying that i didn´t know if i should laugh or cry. These people definitely deserve each other [Smile]
Meat Loaf performed the theme tune Hearts of Fire (Car Trouble).
See Julie Walters in solarium, chain smoking More cigarettes, trashing the Jaguar and cheating her husband with a carsalesman. All in a days work [Big Grin]

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cheers for reviewing car trouble atomik,i thought i heard somewhere that meatloaf was on the soundtrack!

I'll probably still give it a go though I'm not expecting much from it!

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I never really took to this John Cleese comedy when I first watched it as a 13 year old back in 1986 but watching it again recently it's actually pretty enjoyable stuff!

Cleese i thought was great as usual and I found it to be fairly funny in parts plus there's a definite 80s feel to the proceedings,also the location shooting i thought really showed off some of the beautiful English Countryside!

It's no Brit classic but it's fun and I'm pleased I revisited it!


https://youtu.be/_R7NLbkunww - Clockwise trailer (1986).

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Havent heard of Clockwise Warrior. I love Cleese though and will keep an eye out for it. Thanx for the headsup.
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Clockwise is a lot of fun. It's not Cleese's best, but he has the slow-burn of when his world starts to unravel down to perfection.
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I have mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand I like it and always found it enjoyable (if not exceptional). I remember it coming out like it was yesterday (you know how some things happen and they seem to stick with you? Some films that came out well after this seem like a lifetime ago, but this one - like some others - seems like yesterday.) As a result of that, I always feel bittersweet when I think about it, because it takes me back to that time, and it also shows just how much Britain has changed since then.
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