Wednesday, 7 November 2018

I Had Another Quiet Day,

I watched a few cable television shows in the afternoon,

I started the evening with a true classic, Citizen Kane, what a film, and the story, feud and battles that went on behind it, now all apparently laid to rest,

a comedy classic that is funny, with not a word spoken, was next, Futtocks End, sadly a British comedy that could never be made today without upsetting the snowflakes, liberal whingers and the PC brigade that seem to be taking over common sense, made in 1970, comedy at it's best,

a change of pace and mood, Brazil, if you have ever had to battle with bureaucrats this is the film for you, here is what I wrote the last time I watched it, 'Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient, while trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton, meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger, how to describe Brazil? a sort of 1984 but made with Monty Python steroids and a lot more humour thrown in!' the strange thing is, every time the telephone rang in the film my telephone rang as well!, yes you guessed it, I like the ring tone and the film so much I made my ring tone the same,

a complete change again with The Legend of 1900shortly after the Second World War, Max, a transplanted American, visits an English pawn shop to sell his trumpet, the shopkeeper recognises the tune Max plays as one on a wax master of an unreleased recording, discovered and restored from shards found in a piano salvaged from a cruise ship turned hospital ship, now slated for demolition, he then hears the story of a piano player that has never left the ship in his life, as an aside, a real life and famous jazz player appears in the film,

none other than Jelly Roll Morten, the man with the diamond smile, if you click on to the link you can read more about him, and with that I was off to bed.

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