What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hitchington, 2 Sep 2012.

  1. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

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    Yes he was a good choice with Voigt. They wanted Nicholson and Brando but couldn't afford them.
     
  2. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

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    Well guess who found "Hell Drivers" on Amazon Prime for free? Just watched it.

    Hmmm as with many films, I remember watching this when I was (much) younger and enjoying it much more then, rather than the second time around as an older person. It's still entertaining, though does beg the following questions and observations:

    1. did people back in the 1950's really wear a blazer and tie when driving a bulldozer? Surely not?
    2. did Tom (Stanley Baker) have a copious supply of the same shirt, or did he just never wash them?
    3. drinking (Harp if I'm not mistaken), driving, speeding and driving like a lunatic in a dump truck wasn't obviously frowned on in those days
    4. was the 1950's really like that? It's a surreal world of tweed, steam trains, sandwiches wrapped up in brown paper (I assume brown as it's black and white) tied up with string, transport caffs, people who take their jackets off before they fight and town hall dances with each man having "his girl"
    5. has there ever been anyone who defines the word "lecherousness" more than Sid James?

    Amazing how many well known actors were in that film too. A very young Sean Connery and David McCallum to mention a couple. A solid 7.5/10 (got to be honest, glad I didn't buy the dvd, and while I was entertained, I'm not sure I'll ever be watching this again).
     
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  3. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

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    Well I've got to watch it now!
     
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  4. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    @Nigeyy thanks for the heads up. I’m going to put that on my watch list.

    Re your point 1. Probably, my dad, when he was an apprentice carpenter and early on a a jobbing carpenter around the time that film was made had to turn up to work with shirt, jacket and tie.
     
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  5. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Wages of fear is a masterpiece

    Hell drivers I saw as a kid, but don't think I'd bother witb again
     
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  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I think I'll give it another go one day.
     
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  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    Wasn't expecting much so I'll take a look over the weekend. If it's codswallop then, so bream it.

    I'll get my coat.
     
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  8. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

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    I might watch it just for the halibut
     
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  9. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

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    No, just NO :stop:
     
  10. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Equalizer with Denzil Washington. Very good. Might watch the second one as well.
     
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  11. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

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    Just don’t carp on about it afterwards or eel probably wish he hadn’t mentioned it.
     
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  12. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

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    Too late. :laugh:
     
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  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    These are on my list too
     
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  14. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    They are very good.
     
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  15. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    By one of those weird coincidences I came across this on a HD I bought off ebay just after reading your review, never having so much as heard of it before. I agree - a terrific film, and the Miles Davis soundtrack is tres tres bon.
     
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