Monday, 18 August 2008

Gritty realism



Seeing as I've been arguing over the Brechtian qualities of the Sopranos elsewhere today, I'll end the weekend with some home-grown villainy, courtesy of The Fast Show.

9 comments:

alison said...

XD

So funny. Thanks.

I love us. Were good at taking the piss out of ourselves :)

alison said...

And they made this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m54cofLHRo

after that sketch ;)

I swear I hear these types of conversations outside in the street everyday. Minus the sudden gun fights. Mostly.

Trooper Thompson said...

Love it - perhaps you'll scoff! I've not seen that film, but I've got a soft spot for Ray Winstone... now there's a sexy beast for you, especially in his canary yellow thong.

alison said...

Nah Ray doesn't take himself 'arf as seriously as Tony S. She says blurring fiction and reality :)

Canary yellow thong?!

Trooper Thompson said...

Check out the beginning of 'Sexy Beast'

Trooper Thompson said...

Actually, it's not a thong - I think the term is 'rocket launchers'!

alison said...

evening....

what do you reckon?

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/08/why_rhona_cameron_would_be_a_b.html

alison said...

sorry

try this.

Trooper Thompson said...

I saw that in the paper today (not that article, but the story). I've got mixed feelings. Bill Hicks means a lot to a lot of people, and what concerns me is that history will be rewritten, and Bill will be made into this Hollywood-style tragic hero, and all the scum who did him down will postumously sanctify him.

The Bill Hicks I love is the guy giving his last interview on Austin public access tv, past caring about the trinkets and baubles of mainstream fame.

Still, his body of work is out there for everyone, and if this will bring him to a new audience I guess that's good. But, as a fan, I'd probably find the movie unwatchable. It would hinge on how the film covers Waco, which I think was the real turning point in his way of looking at the world. It would also depend on what his friends like film-maker Kevin Booth think of the project. If he gave it the thumbs up, I'd be more reassured. But in the end, the Bill Hicks story is an inditement of Hollywood and all this dumbed down trash that we're spoonfed 24-7, and it's doubtful the BIZ would want to tell that tale.