Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 63
  1. #21
    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    27,595
    Liked
    255 times
    Quote Originally Posted by stevie boy
    Mark Strong,Chris Ecclestone and Daniel Craig all appeared together in???
    Wasn't it some drama set up north ....



    Bats.

  2. #22
    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    29,732
    Liked
    418 times
    Quote Originally Posted by 'batman View Post
    Wasn't it some drama set up north ....



    Bats.
    And they were probably friends in it



    Steve

  3. #23
    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    27,595
    Liked
    255 times
    Quote Originally Posted by christoph404
    I agree, Berkoff's hysterical histionics are best saved for his stage performances!
    I saw his one man shows 'The Tell Tale Heart' and 'Shakespeare's Villains' on stage a few years ago .... he was stunning. It's a shame his acting style rarely transfers well to the screen.



    Bats.

  4. #24
    Senior Member Country: UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    164
    Liked
    0 times
    Quote Originally Posted by stevie boy
    Mark Strong,Chris Ecclestone and Daniel Craig all appeared together in???
    as they did in the excellent tv drama series Our Friends In The North

  5. #25
    Senior Member Country: UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2,044
    Liked
    1 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook
    I aree, but the best performance was given by Billie Whitelaw as their Mum.

    Mind you, I expect no less from her



    Steve
    NOW, that was perfect casting

  6. #26
    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,852
    Liked
    10 times
    Steven Berkoff was very OTT in The Krays - but I still thought he did well.

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    792
    Liked
    0 times
    The Krays came from a poor and sordid world. The basement flat that Jack the Hat was murdered in was squalid and had damp it was not the flash place Medaks film made it out to be. But then again Chris Craig didn't run around the roof fireing his gun in the air but that didn't stop Medak putting it in "LET HIM HAVE IT". Both poor films for me due mostly to Peter Medaks Direction.

  8. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    332
    Liked
    0 times
    Billie Whitelaw was wonderful, but the rest of the movie was sorta repressed... as if the producers were scared of the censors...or something!!

  9. #29
    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    29,732
    Liked
    418 times
    Quote Originally Posted by NappieB
    Billie Whitelaw was wonderful, but the rest of the movie was sorta repressed... as if the producers were scared of the censors...or something!!
    "Repressed"? In what way?

    It had an 18 certificate in the UK. That's the highest you can get without being banned. It was an 'R' certificate in the States. That doesn't look like they were scared of the censors.



    I thought it was the very ordinariness of some of it that made the rest of it more dramatic. Like the scene where Mrs Kray got all the big bad gangsters to check their shoes



    Steve

  10. #30
    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    27,595
    Liked
    255 times
    I don't get the repressed thing either .... it was restrained and not exploitational in the way that some gangster films are. I liked the ordinariness of it too, it showed that gangsterism is not always a glamourous way to earn a crust, despite the nightclubs and film star connections et al.



    Bats.

  11. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    332
    Liked
    0 times
    OK, OK..."restrained" would probably be a better word (thanks, Batman!). I saw it on TV here in the USA about 2 years ago...with commercials. It's quite possible the commercial breaks screwed up the "flow" so to speak - and who knows what cuts were made...



    Nevertheless, from the TV rendering that I saw, that vital sense of menace was unfortunately absent...

  12. #32
    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    27,595
    Liked
    255 times
    Quote Originally Posted by NappieB
    It's quite possible the commercial breaks screwed up the "flow" so to speak - and who knows what cuts were made...

    Nevertheless, from the TV rendering that I saw, that vital sense of menace was unfortunately absent...
    I reckon you are right about the commercials. The film has a slow burn which leads relentlessly to the violent finale. Regular ad breaks would certainly mess that up. Try and get to see it 'uninterrupted', I think you might re-assess your initial view of the film.



    Bats.

  13. #33
    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,852
    Liked
    10 times
    I'd hardly call the Chelsea Smile scene 'restrained'!

  14. #34
    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    27,595
    Liked
    255 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    I'd hardly call the Chelsea Smile scene 'restrained'!
    I'd rather you referred to it as the Glasgow Smile scene.



    Bats.

  15. #35
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    3
    Liked
    0 times
    Awesome Film, couldn't find anything wrong with it at all.

  16. #36
    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,852
    Liked
    10 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrump
    Awesome Film, couldn't find anything wrong with it at all.




    You seem like someone who I could get on with.

  17. #37
    Senior Member Country: England harryfielder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,925
    Liked
    51 times
    Everyone done well on this production....



    Aitch,

  18. #38
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    0 times
    i agree a great film

  19. #39
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4
    Liked
    0 times
    .I think its pitiful a film should be made glorifying the thugary and violence displayed by two notorious southern criminals. Why do we reward them for the prolification of pain and misery by offering a celluloid copy to advertise their exploits? Rather than forgetting them as they fade into incarcerated senility. Let�s remember some nice folks.

  20. #40
    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    7,898
    Liked
    202 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragamuffin
    .I think its pitiful a film should be made glorifying the thugary and violence displayed by two notorious southern criminals. Why do we reward them for the prolification of pain and misery by offering a celluloid copy to advertise their exploits? Rather than forgetting them as they fade into incarcerated senility. Let’s remember some nice folks.


    It was made because the Kray twins are a part of British History, but that dosen't mean to say any of us condone the activities these two brutes got up too, it's just a drama, loosely reflecting what went on, like there have been many made about evil persons, in the past couple of years there have even been two TV dramas made about the most evil Woman who ever had the misfortune to live, Myra Hindley.........

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Krays documentaries
    By Brief Encounter in forum Looking for a Video/DVD (TV)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27-11-14, 12:19 AM
  2. THE KRAYS and THE END with directors in person
    By theuofc in forum Dates for your Diary
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-11-10, 01:23 AM
  3. Winstone to play the Krays
    By DB7 in forum Latest Cinema Releases
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 29-12-08, 07:22 PM
  4. A Likely Lad (1990)
    By Tom May in forum Looking for a Video/DVD (TV)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-05-07, 09:04 PM
  5. The Big Man 1990
    By thirdlady in forum British Films and Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-01-06, 05:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts