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brilliantly grim film with fantastic Roy Budd film score - should I get depressed and watch it again?
i hate michael caine.
Otherwise only the Caine original.
IN YOUR FACE.
but as a man who likes grim northern films - oooh give me A Kind of Loving or Sat Night Sun Morning etc blah
loaded reader! loaded reader!
coronation street's alf roberts gets thrown off a multi-story car park.
and also when he goes to throw his gun at the end - that's 'grand' cinematography
The harshest bit if when he kills that girl to frame the bent coppers
Also watching this film makes you feel like you're suffering from rising damp.
oh fuck off James Brown and your tiny penis-ed coterie of snickering mysogenists
"A tall glass."
where's mickey Loosefit when you need him eh? At a Shed's benefit?
Damn I missed it...
If not you have a body and face double!
the sly stallone remake. I obtained it in dubious circumstances under the impression it'd be the original. Whilst dissapointing, it is at least amusing. Not intentionally mind you.
this was going to be a thread about getting carter (usm) on telly
Never mind if it's been hijacked by the Loaded cabal of masturbating moody loners - it's still a fantastic film. Michael Caine might have been in more turkeys than Bernard Matthews on his stag night, but very occasionally he pulls a blinder (though the only other one I can think of off the top of my head is The Ipcress File). Every now and then us Brits can churn out a decent crime thriller without descending into Guy Richie mockney bollocks...
The Long Good Friday
Gangster No. 1
Nuns On The Run ;)
TLGF is one of the best films of all time, easily up there with Goodfellas, Scarface etc. Thank gawd for that 3-disc boxset they just brought out. Brilliant score too.
... and Carter USM should definitely be back on the telly. Fruitbat should be sent to Hollywood to rugby tackle Sly Stallone off stage in front of a million viewers :)
He was great in that.
Though Ben Kingsley steals it obviously.
wasn't it? That's why I wanted to see it.
Your mistake was reading Loaded magazine. I can understand your desire to avoid thinking the big three-oh was looming on the horizon, but really: there was never ANY excuse bar an empty 'top shelf' for buying Loaded.
In 2000 there were seven (count them) Lottery-funded post-Lock Stock mockney gangster films made, but there's two treats hidden amongst five duds: Gangster No. 1 and Sexy Beast. GN1 is not really your typical Gangster film at all; it's more a character depiction of what it means to aspire to be a gangster. Think Scarface with an ego transplant. Paul Bettany gives the performance of a lifetime... how he went from that to shite like Wimbledon and The DaVinci Code, I'll never know. Malcolm McDowell is good in it too; his best performance since Britannia Hospital. But be warned - it's fucking violent, more so than most gangster films. Some beatuful sixties London set pieces in it to make up for all the gore though.
I know what you mean about Winstone. His accent could take the paint off a car, but he's good at what he does. Though Sexy Beast is definitely more Kingsley's film. 'You're just gonna have to turn this opportunity YES!'
I turned on my telly the other day and Ray Winstone was telling me to eat cereal. What's next? Alan Ford flogging Cillit Bang? :)
Sherlock Holmes: Without a Clue. Masterful performance for sure!
And how about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?
that I passionately argued there were only three Jaws movies. It took a while for this one to come back to me. UGH!
Taxi for Micklewhite!
... his performance in The Swarm really got me right there! ;) He's alright I suppose, but he's no Tel Stamp.
Still, it's better to turn in a couple of blinding performances in a career full of honk than have a celluloid showreel of 100% wood. Can you hear me, Nicholas Cage? :)
that one where he works with boys
funeral in berlin
and although its different
Billion dOLLAR bRAIN
Thing is, Caine was way too old for the part. Even then. He does tend to get miscast a hell of a lot (like Zulu), but that's one of the downers about never turning a job down I suppose. Still, his effort still pisses on the shitstorm Jude Law remake from a great height.
Hmm, The Cider House Rules - fair dos, I stand corrected. That wasn't too sad as I remember. Maybe cos he was wiped out on ether for a lot of his screentime though.
Anyway, British films about smalltime gangsters and brotherly revenge... Dead Man's Shoes, anyone? :)
My Fred Perry polo shirt (with the green and blue stripes on the sleeves) used to belong to Roy Budd.