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    To be released by Sony as a Movie Mail exclusive on September 7th.

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    Before Rick beats me to it ... ! (what was the film you linked yesterday? I've forgotten already):

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    Can't say I'm too keen on this film myself as black humour of this kind often leaves me cold, but it does at least include the rare film appearance of Sheila Gish (makes a change from Darling I suppose!).

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    name='cornershop15']Before Rick beats me to it ... ! (what was the film you linked yesterday? I've forgotten already):

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    Can't say I'm too keen on this film myself as black humour of this kind often leaves me cold, but it does at least include the rare film appearance of Sheila Gish (makes a change from Darling I suppose!).




    I've never seen the film but I have seen the stage play. Black is the word - to put it mildly.

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    Dark it may be but I think it is very moving with wonderful performances from Alan Bates Janet Susman and Joan Hickson.

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    Bates wonderful impression of a confused, well meaning vicar was a highlight for me: "One mustn't be too hard on God - he is only human after all . . . er, no, sorry . . ."

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    It's a fabulous film - following its few showings on now-defunct Simply Movies earlier in the year it is nice to see it as a fully-fledged DVD. Always a pleasure to watch Alan Bates anyway as he was such an unusual and interesting actor. And if this reminds people how good the play actually is - as many would have only seen the version with Eddie Izzard - so much the better.

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    I think I have mentioned it on this forum before, but one of my earliest memories is of when I was about 5 years old, my parents had to attend something important and could not take my older brother and I so they dropped us off at the local cinema for "a film about humpty dumpty".



    I cried throughout (apparently) and the lady on the ticket box took care of us after seeing our distress.



    I think I am still feeling the effects to this day, 30 - odd years later.

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    Fantastic, I'll look forward to picking this up. Thanks for the info.

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    The film is very good but the play is better. The insanity of what is going on becomes a bit too close for comfort for an audience when watching the play. You could feel the audience squirm and gasp at times. It's a tremendous piece of writing and with the right cast it is an absorbing experience. The film suffers only by losing that immediacy. It's on my 'to buy' list.

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    name='cornershop15']Before Rick beats me to it ... !.






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    It's a piece of work that could only have been written by someone who had experienced such pain and love and despair as author Peter Nicholls had with his own disabled daughter. Its raw and brutally revealing about the ambivalent attitude he felt and very hard to forget.

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