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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 04:44 pm

The Corridor People

I ordered some DVDs of 60s/70s TV - stuff I liked as a kid or saw part of but missed the conclusion - Tarot, Children of the Stones, The Stone Tape and so on. Amazon, ever helpful, recommended a few more and so I got "The Corridor people" described as "cult fantasy".

I don't know how to describe it. Dazzling sets, detailed costumes, intricate plot lines, believable characters who develop over the series, convincing dialog - The Corridor People has none of these. It stems from the days before colour TV and, apparently, acting.

But it's strangely fascinating. The final episode (mercifully there were only four) ends up with three characters each explaining directly to camera what had transpired. No "So you mean Bronson was a double agent all the time?" Avengers-style Steed/King interactive exposition. Just look into the camera a read a plot summary.

Must be due a reboot...
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby phalarope » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:27 pm

Amazon must be delighted you freed up that chunk of warehouse space for them....
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby AgnesNitt » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:35 pm

I have Children of the Stones for much the same reason... I think my favourite part was the freeze frame at the end of each episode, for which they clearly didn't have the technology and you can see the children can't hold still very well :lol:
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby steeljam » Wed Aug 16, 2017 08:33 pm

Went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with Frank the Younger.
It is written and directed by Luc Besson of Fifth Element fame so I was expecting it to be odd. However, the source is a set of graphic novels by illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières.
Odd it certainly was. The two main characters Dane DeHaan as Major Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Sargent Laureline were good but for me too young. I would have put them as just finishing their A-levels and were waiting for Uni.
The city, in the title, started out as the ISS but grew as alien species arrived and added their craft to the station. In the end, it became too large and was pushed out into space.
The main alien species look too much like the Na'vi from Pandora.
Lots of plot holes.
Visually, the film is excellent although I am glad I didn't watch it in 3D*. Rihanna as Bubble is superb. I also enjoyed Ethan Hawke as Jolly the Pimp.
Turns out it is the most expensive French film, knocking Asterix at the Olympic Games into second place.

* I have found action movies don't work well in 3D.
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Sun Aug 20, 2017 05:04 pm

Baby Driver. A bit meh. I get the impression that Wright heard the Simon & Garfunkel track and thought "I could make a film about a driver called Baby! And the plot is - well, I'll sort that out later."
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Tue Aug 29, 2017 05:35 pm

Oook!

The 1990's Mummy movie was on TV today. I just saw the very end of the credits - they put an upside-down Summoning Dark at the very end!
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 07:43 pm

Thanks to planes I have seen:

Tom Cruise remake of The Mummy 2/5.
Alien: Covenant 2/5.
Timecode. A subtitled short Spanish film about security guards in a carpark. 47/5. Probably cost 15 euro to make. I don't think you can (legally) see it online anywhere yet. http://www.timecodeshortfilm.com/ Recommended if you can track it down - thought I suspect it's a Marmite film. And from the description I should have hated it. But I didn't.
First series of People of Earth. Silly scifi comedy. 4/5.
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