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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    This film is wonderful. Anyone else agree? It's heavily slated by critics, but the public loved it at the time.

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    The Margaret Lockwood/Stewart Granger film?



    I love it!



    But then, I would, wouldn't I?

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    Absolutely! I think you and I would get on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    Absolutely! I think you and I would get on!


    Indeed!

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    I think most of the Gainsborough pictures were hated by critics, but loved by the public - some major gems out there: The Wicked Lady, Madonna of the Seven Moons, The Man In Grey, Caravan, Jassy (which I saw over the weekend on Film Four - even by Gainsborough standards this is preposterous, but huge fun).

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    The Wicked Lady was slagged off loads - but it's the 9th biggest film of all time in the UK. What do critics know?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    This film is wonderful. Anyone else agree? It's heavily slated by critics, but the public loved it at the time.
    Well, it fitted the "seize the moment" mood of wartime so well: given how precarious life was for everyone, of course the heroine shouldn't let her dodgy ticker prevent her grasping what happiness she can with the hero. It needs to be viewed with a sense of historical context.



    And Margaret is so beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    The Wicked Lady was slagged off loads - but it's the 9th biggest film of all time in the UK. What do critics know?!
    It's great fun! I keep thinking about writing fanfic for it… I really should get around to it.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    That would be very interesting, silverwhistle. My dream is for Emmerdale to copy the whole film with it's characters!

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    LOVE STORY (1944)..packed the cinemas around the country at the time...anything with this cast list drew crowds around the block-standing in all parts.

    I was there at the time as a child,a keen movie buff even then,so I can vouch for this comment.

    The general public didn't read the critics,they wanted to be entertained during this austere period.



    Lockwood/Granger and Co.did just that.10 out of 10 for brilliant moral boasting.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    A real shame you have to buy boxsets to get this film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    A real shame you have to buy boxsets to get this film.
    The Stewart Granger Collection [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Stewart Granger, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Patricia Roc, Arthur Crabtree, Anthony Asquith, Leslie Arliss: DVD is currently on Amazon for a bargainacious �17.99 which is only �1.50 a film and all are very watchable (and I don't think any are available elsewhere which is not the case with most boxsets)

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    Yes, I really like this movie. It was partially filmed at the Minack Theatre and St Just. In fact my grandparents were extras in a crowd scene. Having said that I haven't ever managed to spot them in the film! I think they must have been right at the back!

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    I own the boxset, Captain. But I think if the film was released on its own it might make it better known!

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    Watch this on Valentine's Day!

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    Senior Member Country: Ireland Nimuae's Avatar
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    The price has gone up - Amazon are now quoting �32:97p !

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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    Still not a bad price for 12 films!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter View Post
    Still not a bad price for 12 films!
    Very true - have added this set to my wish list !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimuae View Post
    Very true - have added this set to my wish list !
    They're all worth a watch and half of them are real keepers. Caravan and The Magic Bow are an absolute hoot and The Lamp Still Burns is fascinating

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    My mother and father went to see this on its release - they were courting and both in their early 20s. Straight afterwards, my dad – who was to go on to be a talented musician and director of music at the RAF – accurately played the theme music on his family's upright piano for my mum. It was one of the most romantic moments of her life, I believe, and in the mid 1990S, long after my father had died, I bought her the video and I think the memories came flooding back...

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