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    Was watching the 2016 Ben Hur, but it's either me or its kack.

    So gonna try the great Western flop Heavens Gate.
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    Watching this now on CH4:



    Seems pretty good

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    Any good Marco?


    Got on The Mouse That Roared from early 60's. Peter Sellers and Jean Seburg star. Pete has 3roles. Top quality hokum
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    Breaker Morant (1980)

    Not seen this in decades. Good story and the action sequences are really well done.
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    World War Z started well but lost its way about two thirds in. Not a bad film though.

    Breaker Morant is a classic. Edward Woody at his best.

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    I've been having a horror day today, watched The conjuring 1&2 and now watching Annabelle Creation. I have to admit that the first conjuring made me jump like a little girl a few times.

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    Jeremy Brett's version of Sherlock Holmes..
    Hard to see past the performances.
    He kinda became him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Any good Marco?


    Got on The Mouse That Roared from early 60's. Peter Sellers and Jean Seburg star. Pete has 3roles. Top quality hokum
    Nice one, mate. Yeah, it was not bad. Like Paul says, started well, but fell away a bit as it wore on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice one, mate. Yeah, it was not bad. Like Paul says, started well, but fell away a bit as it wore on.

    Marco.
    I like it, and considering the mess it was behind the scenes it turned out well I think.

    Bought Iron Sky 2 yesterday on Blu Ray, hoping its better than the reviews are saying.
    Regards Neil

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    Went to see Amazing Grace today.



    Since I heard about this posthumously released film of Aretha Franklin, I have been wanting to see it. A film, directed by Sidney Pollack, documenting two nights in 1972 when Aretha Franklin sang and recorded gospel songs at a Baptist church in Los Angeles. Along with a small ensemble of organ, guitars and drums, Aretha Franklin also performs at the piano, and is often accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir. The entire performance was recorded for Warner Brothers, who also commissioned the filming.

    Having a limited public appeal, the film is not on general release and is only being shown in cinemas that tend to cater for art-house films. So finding that it was being shown in London in a multiplex cinema, and expecting to be unable to buy tickets if we just turned up, we booked in advance. Whether it was indeed due to limited appeal, or the fact that we watched the lunchtime viewing, we had the cinema to ourselves and were able to sit in the best seats - and needn't have booked at all!

    The film was made using video cameras, which despite being professional equipment, only represented the best technology available at the time. And it shows - the visuals are not the sharpest, the lenses do not maintain autofocus whilst zooming, and the whole presentation is considerably inferior than it would have been had 35mm cine cameras been used.

    But does any of that matter? No, because the sound recording is excellent; using high quality equipment such as Neumann and Shure microphones and Nagra IV-S reel-to-reel machines, amongst others. And obviously, it is the acoustic performance that is the raison d'etre of the film.

    Aretha's performance is electrifying: singing the gospel songs she learnt as a teenager in church. Even if you have no religious convictions, you can't help but being moved by the sheer emotional intensity of her singing. The mixed congregation and audience obviously felt the same (as did Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, who were in the audience for the second night).

    The recording of the performance became one of Aretha Franklin's best selling records. Try to see it if you can.
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