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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Williams View Post
    It's a great film! I rewatched it about a month ago along with Dead of Night. Although Dead of Night is better made I slightly prefer The Halfway House myself as the slightly better story.

    Tom Walls, Guy Middleton and Alfred Drayton, usually in comedies, aren't too comedic to spoil the tone of this one whereas Radford & Wayne's comedy golfing section in Dead of Night, although amusing, rather spoils the mood and atmosphere of that film and would have been better suited to a different film.
    *is speechless*

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Dean Williams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    *is speechless*
    One likes to be different!

    I just don't think the film needed a light relief moment and although I enjoy the sketch for what it is I still feel that overall it detracts from the whole by suddenly altering the whole tone.

    Had the film been one of light moments throughout then it wouldn't jar quite as much for me but it just doesn't matchthe rest fo the film IMO! As fun as the sketch is I'd rather they hadn't done it in this film.

    As I say it's still a great film though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Williams View Post
    One likes to be different!

    I just don't think the film needed a light relief moment and although I enjoy the sketch for what it is I still feel that overall it detracts from the whole by suddenly altering the whole tone.

    Had the film been one of light moments throughout then it wouldn't jar quite as much for me but it just doesn't matchthe rest fo the film IMO! As fun as the sketch is I'd rather they hadn't done it in this film.

    As I say it's still a great film though!
    Because you're new, I'm letting you off this time, but dissing Messrs Radford and Wayne in any way is fightin' talk round these parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Because you're new, I'm letting you off this time, but dissing Messrs Radford and Wayne in any way is fightin' talk round these parts
    I'm not in any way 'dissing' Radford & Wayne, they're brilliant comics!

    I merely question the advisability of adding a comic section to a film that is otherwise very dark in tone. If the whole film had been balanced as lighter then it wouldn't stick out as much as it does to go from all dark to suddden music-hall routine then back to dark! For me that feels like odd pacing.

    As a music-hall and variety comedy fan, had it been a whole Radford & Wayne comedy film then I'd love that as much as I do Sid James and Kenneth Connor in What A Carve Up which balances comedy in a spooky setting. But I think it does make for an odd balance to change tone soo much for one segment of a horror tale. It's not their fault, they did what was asked of them and I wish there was more Radford & Wayne on film!

    I could be wrong of course, it has been known, just a personal feeling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Williams View Post
    I wish there was more Radford & Wayne on film!

    I could be wrong of course, it has been known, just a personal feeling!
    That's the spirit

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