A welcome rewatch thanks to Sky Atlantic repeating it last week. I'm not going to review again, see my previous review for my thoughts, but one thing I will use this space for is what Sarah related thing occurred today;
So I was in the charity shop British Heart Foundation and I saw a copy of Sarah's book The Bedwetter.
It was for sale at £2.25p
Why are books so expensive in BHF? Other charity shops sell books for like 50p to 1.50p
I didn't buy it.
Watching it again for the umpteenth time on BBC2 now.
I have a soft spot for Starter For 10 because I read the book as soon as it came out. When the film was released I was charmed by it, but would argue it was not as good as the book. I still stand by that, though I think the casting is incredible; Rebecca Hall is a bit taller and probably prettier than the novel's Rebecca Epstein but she's utterly…
What an amazing film.
Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.
Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.
I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…
Only Terry Gilliam...
I was a child when The Adventures of Baron Munchausen came out and I recall being very excited about watching it. When I finally got round to it, I must admit its baroque bloatedness did alienate me a little in places, but I was still somewhat besotted by it.
Twenty Six years on and watching it with adult eyes rather than that of a child, I still feel more or less the same. I'm not alienated as…