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04-09-2006, 12:34:20
This sounds quite promising:


PD James's future-nightmare novel of a world without children has been turned into an explosively violent and chillingly real movie, probably the best film in the Venice festival competition so far.

04-09-2006, 12:36:46
That does sound good.

04-09-2006, 12:38:55
Makes me want to read the book too.

04-09-2006, 13:48:09
the trailer is pretty good, but nothing special
they tried to spin it to look like a big bidget scifi treat, but it could be more than just that

Fergus & The Brazen Car
08-09-2006, 09:05:49
Originally posted by Funko
Makes me want to read the book too.

It's not good I'm afraid.

P.D. James can't write convincing science fiction.

Scabrous Birdseed
08-09-2006, 09:15:08
P.D. James can't write convincing crime fiction either, so that's no surprise.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
08-09-2006, 11:12:39
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
P.D. James can't write convincing crime fiction either, so that's no surprise.

Her earlier novels aren't that bad, it's just that her characters in the more recent ones are so awfully depicted that it's like a creaky stage production of Agatha Christie crossbred with a modern detective novel.


19-09-2006, 14:51:36
Johnathan Ross liked it...:cute:

19-09-2006, 16:21:29
If i was sitting opposite julianne moore i would tell her i liked it too.

19-09-2006, 16:23:35
He absolutely blasted Clerks II though.

20-09-2006, 08:08:34
Is she in that?

20-09-2006, 08:58:33
I like the idea of the story plus you can get free tickets to see an early screening.

I've not been to the cinema in two years :(

Nills Lagerbaak
20-09-2006, 09:47:29
Hmm, saw a tralier for this before A scanner darkly (which was very good btw).

It looked very promising at the begining but then they played this uber-sentimental music and the whole atmosphere took a massive nose dive...hopefully it was just the trailler.

It is definitely not high budget though, kind of reminds me of a BBC high budget (i.e. low budget) film a while ago about a future where couples wishing to marry have to undergo genetic testing to ensure they are not related..... That film sucked!

20-09-2006, 12:31:40
Y tu Mama Tambien (by the same director as Children of Men) was on last night, that's a great film.

Nills Lagerbaak
20-09-2006, 14:48:32
Yeah, that's wicked!

21-09-2006, 09:48:12
But, but Clerks 2 is a bit shit.

23-09-2006, 11:05:34
I went to see this last night - will write a full review later - but it is a really, really good film. Top marks. My girlfriend isn't a big fan of anything sci-fi and she thought it was brilliant too.

02-10-2006, 10:08:23
We went to see it on Saturday, I thought it was great. Tizzy thought it was a bit too violent for her... it is quite violent and it's upsetting because the violence is so realistic. Very funny in places, tense, exciting, emotional, good performances. I highly recommend it.

02-10-2006, 10:38:48
The sense of humour is brilliant, and somehow doesn't break up how grim the narrative is. It's a very dry British kind of humour. I think seeing Michael Caine play the part of a hippy was class, and I would have paid just to see the scenes with him in it, it was that good.

19-04-2007, 22:31:23
BUMP for Laz's benefit!:bounce:

20-04-2007, 02:26:53
It's on my netflix list. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

20-04-2007, 08:21:27
You'll like it I think.

20-04-2007, 12:28:09
I think I'll trust your opinion. I watched Babel, and wasn't nearly as fond of it as Mr G was.

20-04-2007, 13:44:17
probably no one on the planet is

20-04-2007, 14:30:42
Babel is on next week at one of our arthouse cinemas, thinking of going...

29-04-2007, 21:05:37
Well, that was a horribly depressing yet oddly uplifting movie. Awesome style though.