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The Archers: A Matter of Film and Glory - I Know Where I'm Going

This short series is a consideration of my personal Top 5 films by The Archers, being the film production company composed of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, active from 1939 to 1957. 3,397 more words

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A Matter of Film and Glory: The Archers - Honourable Mention - The Red Shoes

This short series is a consideration of my personal Top 5 films by The Archers, being the film production company composed of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, active from 1939 to 1957. 1,571 more words

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A Matter of Film and Glory: The Archers - Introduction

A long time ago, I watched and got hooked upon a weird old British film called A Matter of Life and Death (known in America as… 502 more words

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Binge-athon - and a word of thanks

I’ve known all along that I was going to feel a little put out this Xmas without a new Hobbit film to watch, although the feeling was alleviated to some extent by having the ‘Extended Trilogy’ box-set to unwrap on Xmas Day (unwrap being in the sense of tearing off the brown paper used to package it by the guy on eBay from whom I bought it). 355 more words

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Swallows and Amazons: Let's Try Again, or maybe...

Reading a feature interview in today’s Observer magazine with Andrew Scott, the impossibly charismatic Jim Moriarty of Sherlock, I was startled by a passing mention of his filming a re-make of… 618 more words

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Life of a Mountain revisited

Back in January this year, the BBC aired a beautiful hour long documentary, directed by Terry Abrahams, about a year in the life of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and I watched it and raved about it… 411 more words

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Re-seeing Red Shift - Still Brilliant After All These Years

Like many people of my generation, I first discovered Alan Garner through the medium of television, in this case the extraordinary eight part Granada adaptation of his fourth novel, … 2,030 more words

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