“A simple man loves his job as a parking enforcement officer / traffic warden. When he discovers he is dying, he just wants everything to stay the way it is.” Time Expired – (freely available on youtube). With the best will in the world, and in my opinion only, it’s not a “profound meditation onContinue reading “Time Expired”
No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter. Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, plus Terence Rigby and Michael Kitchen, from around 1975. I have never clicked with Pinter, just one of those things. The first half has lots of Webster hints and half-quotes, the second ditto with Eliot.
Blade on the Feather (1980) by Dennis Potter. Essentially, never trust an old Etonian. Recommended despite the presence of Tom Conti – what higher recommendation could there be? Donald Pleasence does his usual Rolls-Royce acting bit, and there aren’t too many of the usual Potter preoccupations to tick off… but obviously there have to beContinue reading “Blade on the Feather: Dennis Potter”
The Small Back Room (1949) – YouTube. A Powell & Pressburger film that gets forgotten about, presumably because it’s black and white. Includes Michael Gough, and Sid James with traces of his original South African accent.
Le Bon Plaisir (1984) – YouTube. Topical, or what… Trintignant as President of the Republique, Deneuve as an old friend (with a young son).