What's the latest movie you've seen?

Discuss the books you've read, the movies and TV shows you've seen
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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by Meg » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:14 pm

Just watched Back to the Future - again. Nothing new there except it was a drive-in movie in Rozelle Ayr. Iris Theatre organised 6 movies over the weekend, and it was a really fun experience. We took a picnic but there was lots of concession stands offering everything from coffee to curry. Last time I was at a drive in was in the US around 1965. And it was SAFE!

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by bonzo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:03 pm

Sounds good Meg, never been to a drive in. Maybe something to do with not having a car license :think:

We watched the Railwayman last night, true story about a man living with having been a Japanese prisoner of war, quite a hard watch.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by brian f » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:52 pm

bonzo wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Sounds good Meg, never been to a drive in. Maybe something to do with not having a car license :think:

We watched the Railwayman last night, true story about a man living with having been a Japanese prisoner of war, quite a hard watch.
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Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:26 pm
Eric Lomax originally from Edinburgh,was captured by the Japanese during the fall of Singapore in 1942.

He became one of the thousands of servicemen used as slave labour to build the railway.

The Railwayman film,starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman will be on at the pictures shortly.

It is based on Mr Lomaxs book of the same name, published in 1995,which describes his experience before, during,and after World War 2.

It tells Eric incredible and moving story with grace, modesty and exceptional humility.All characteristics Eric had as a man.

It is a book that stands as a testament to the great capacity of the human spirit for forgiveness.

Mr Lomax was a signals officer who was captured with many other Allies in Singapore and held at the Islands Changi jail before eventually being taken to the Thai town of Kanchanaburi, where he worked on the Railway link to Burma.

The horrific conditions of the prisoners as they built the line,with a terrible loss of life,famously formed the basis of David Leans 1957 film The Bridge On The River kwai.
The Book was an excellent read bonzo
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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by bonzo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:08 pm

Cheers Brian, not much of a reader but enjoyed the film if enjoyed is the right word.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by Meg » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:40 am

bonzo wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Sounds good Meg, never been to a drive in. Maybe something to do with not having a car license :think:

We watched the Railwayman last night, true story about a man living with having been a Japanese prisoner of war, quite a hard watch.
You would have got a bit wet yesterday without a car :lol:

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by stivis » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:08 pm

Hughie wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:59 am
Really enjoyed Chuck Berry's "Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll" the movie last night on NITV - National Indigenous Television here in Oz - Channel 34. Here's the trailer:
If you watch it again the real star is Keith Richards,
Chuck does everything he can to screw the band up, stops playing upsets the timing a whole gamut of stuff, but Keith holds the band together..I always like Richards but until I saw that film I never knew how good he was

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by John Donnelly » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:42 am

What band was that? JD.

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Re: What's the latest movie you've seen?

Post by stivis » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:02 pm

the backing band was
Chuck Berry – vocals, electric guitar
Keith Richards – electric guitar, backing vocals
Johnnie Johnson – piano*
Chuck Leavell – organ
Joey Spampinato – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Jordan – drums, backing vocals
Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
Ingrid Berry – backing vocals
Eric Clapton, Robert Cray – electric guitar, vocals
Etta James, Julian Lennon, Linda Ronstadt – vocals

I admit I could name all off the top of my head, there were other folk featured
when Chuck introduced Julian Lennon it's cringe making IMO
*Johnnie B Goode (song) is supposed to be about Johnnie Johnson, who wrote some of Berry's lyrics, Berry and Johnson fell out (after about 30 years when Johnson sued Berry over royalties...........I can't remember if that's the film where Berry has a load of Cadillacs just laying about because he didn't want to pay taxes

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