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  • Originally posted by ROCKPROF View Post
    I wasnt expecting much from that David Walliams show but the Jim'll Fix it section and the song section with Russell Grant and Rolf was funny.
    The kid in a gerbil costume was particularly...strange...
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    • Right now my fave Swedish movie of all time is on TV again and once again I can't resist watching it (even if it is a little half-heartedly after seing it so many times).

      Den enfaldige mördaren from 1982 apparently has an English title:
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083888/

      So if you somehow ever get an opprtunity to watch an old Swedish movie called "The Simple-Minded Murderer" you should do so. Written and directed (as well as playing one of the leading roles) by Hans Alfredsson who is mainly known as a comedian - but this time he must've dug deep into the darkest places of his mind to pull out this drama - yes, there are some fun scenes, mainly as political satire - but above all it's such a heavy and surreal drama. Stellans Skarsgards best role to date as he stars in the leading role as Sven (a mentally handicapped or how you would say it) young man that falls in the clutches of a classic old school capitalist (and fascist - lots of brownshirts having meetings) who uses people for his own needs in an extremely sadistic way. Eventually angels start talking to Sven (or maybe just his imagination?) - giving him a message he should solve the situation in the only acceptable way (hence the title of the movie).

      From start to finish this has such a wonderful buildup to the magnificent finale - even the few brief comedy scenes don't feel out of place but works as political satire - something I think the whole movie is supposed to be but it's just so heavy there's way more tears than laughs.

      I would like to point you towards a trailer or something but the only clips I find on youtube is some guy filming his TV with unsteady camera during his fave scene and the sounds of someone doing the dishes or shit in the background - and a good quality clip of the finale that I really think you shouldn't see out of context.

      Sadly seems difficult to get hold of... but if you find a way...
      "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
      and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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      • Could not find anything about the Morecambe/Wise BBC programme, I thought it was very touching, Victoria Wood was excellent.

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        • Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
          Don't know this one but I have heard this one, which seems handy in light of some of the other posts on this thread...

          http://www.discogs.com/Jimmy-Saville...elease/2561603
          Watched when Louis Met Jimmy for the first time a couple of days ago. Entranced.

          http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Factual/b-3...ouis-Met-Jimmy
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            • My partners a fan of the 'new Nordic crime novel' and so I've had to sit through all those terrible Millenium films recently and an Icelandic one in which a beardy detective likes to eat animals hearts, which was even grimmer.
              But yesterday I really enjoyed Fallen Angels, which features an absolutely useless Norwegian tec with the wonderful name Varg Veum.
              Varg is hopeless. He looks like Julian Assange dragged through a hedge backwards and goes through life with the expression of a stoned surfer at a firework display. His theories don't hold up, he misses clues that even I saw, he can't even do a simple trailing job without getting caught by the suspect then shagging her, he keeps turning up just too late to stop people getting murdered and he spends a lot of time with the police chief just standing there with a thought bubble containing a big question mark hovering over their heads while the murderer causes havoc elsewhere.
              Varg is my favourite detective now, and there are loads more films in which he, hopefully, is bemused and bewildered by ruthless serial killers.

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              • Awesomez.
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                • Originally posted by babycart View Post
                  My partners a fan of the 'new Nordic crime novel' and so I've had to sit through all those terrible Millenium films recently [/IMG]
                  Yes - they were quite horrible. I can't understand how they got so big. I quite enjoyed them when I started treating them like comedies though.

                  EDIT: because of their in parts horrible nature maybe I should explain: in parts bad acting and forced dialogue which may not be so apparent to a foreign viewer, Swedish celebrity Paolo Roberto appearing as himself and the comedy here is certainly lost to those unfamiliar with him but let's just say it was very silly, weird feeling of the movies being some kinda fetish for middle-aged man hot for young alternative girls, a too-obvious and in-your-face feminist approach that clashes badly with the fetish fantasy aspect, over-the-top silly plot that I couldn't really take seriously (ie. that kinda super-villain who can't feel pain etc).
                  Last edited by Brainbomb; 10-01-2011, 11:51 AM.
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                  and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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                  • Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post
                    (ie. that kinda super-villain who can't feel pain etc).
                    Once you've worked out that they're actually superhero films, they make more sense. I hate superhero films.
                    What happened to Micheal Nyqvist? He was quite good-looking in Together but he looks like a sour toad now.
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                    • Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post
                      Yes - they were quite horrible. I can't understand how they got so big. I quite enjoyed them when I started treating them like comedies though.

                      EDIT: because of their in parts horrible nature maybe I should explain: in parts bad acting and forced dialogue which may not be so apparent to a foreign viewer, Swedish celebrity Paolo Roberto appearing as himself and the comedy here is certainly lost to those unfamiliar with him but let's just say it was very silly, weird feeling of the movies being some kinda fetish for middle-aged man hot for young alternative girls, a too-obvious and in-your-face feminist approach that clashes badly with the fetish fantasy aspect, over-the-top silly plot that I couldn't really take seriously (ie. that kinda super-villain who can't feel pain etc).
                      Yes, I also vew them as graphic violence and soft core porn camouflaged as thrillers for middleaged people.
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                      • Originally posted by eine View Post
                        Watched when Louis Met Jimmy for the first time a couple of days ago. Entranced.

                        http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Factual/b-3...ouis-Met-Jimmy
                        Saw that one when it was first shown on the box. He's a very strange fellow...

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                        • Recently I have been mostly watching giallo.

                          Sometimes you get a really, really good one ('Plot Of Fear', a couple of nights ago - murders based on the Shockheaded Peter stories), and sometimes you get a really, really bad one ('In The Folds Of The Flesh', yesterday), but you always get an experience.

                          Tonight I shall be watching 'Cold Blooded Beast'.
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                          • What, in your opinion, are some of the very-bestest ones? It's a genre (is it a genre?) that i'd like to explore more. I've seen a bunch but don't always see what the fuss is about with some of the more talked-about ones. I think the best i've seen is "House with the laughing windows". .. mega barmy plot.
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                            • I think it's a sub-genre - a division of suspense / thriller / crime films. Bloody good one, though.

                              Some of the best ones I've seen (that I can remember now) are 'Short Night Of The Glass Dolls', 'The Case Of The Bloody Iris', 'All The Colours Of The Dark', 'The Bird With Crystal Plumage', 'Death Walks At Midnight', 'Lizard In A Woman's Skin' and 'Deep Red'. They're not always easy to come by, so don't be too picky. Only the very worst aren't worth watching at least once.

                              I should think there will be lots of suggestions from others - it's the perfect VG+ sub-genre - best between the sixties and 70's - beautiful people - beautiful sets - fantastic music - psychotic violence.
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                              • Giallo = yellow, as in the colour of the crime pulp fiction paperbacks in Italy at the time. So the movies are like the pulp fiction - a cheapo and not always very intricate crime/mystery story used as a vehicle for exploitations of violence and sex.

                                I am no expert but have seen a fair few - the style is hard to pin-point exactly but once you've seen a few you recognize it more or less instantly: a deranged and often extremely far-fetched plot with many twists and turns presented with lots of suspense and more or less gore/sex. Some movies focus more on the gore side, some more on nudity and some on suspense/mystery. But there's something about the atmosphere and feeling in them that can draw you in and capture you even if the plot is ridiculous. Maybe not a genre for everyone thus, but if you can accept some holes in the story and really far-fetched ideas they're fun watching because: they are very unlike mainstream movies of today even if I suspect they were at the time mainstream movies in Italy, some are beautifully shot, music is often great, the atmosphere, their unpredictability.

                                I don't remember which ones I liked best or even which ones I've seen right now, not been into this for a couple of years but I get intrigued to start looking again now.

                                Dario Argentos are very good, I also remember liking Lizard in a Womans Skin but can't remember anything from it now, also So Sweet So Dead is good and a very perverse one (the coroner that secretely take photos of the dead womens bosoms after he's stitched them up for example), some really beautiful Mario Bava ones, and some Sergio Martino ones. Just recently I watched Torso and it was pretty good (but nudity so not at work):
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rNuIQYInb4

                                A scene from So Sweet So Dead that brings some of the atmosphere:
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehre3xtwz2g
                                "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
                                and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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