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One of The Finest `Slice of Life` Films? by Wheelrim on 20 September 2007 5:37pm
 
Thought I would `Blather a little`
Set in a similar area and era to where Michael Grew up KES is an absolute gem of a film, one of my all-time favourites for its grittiness and reality of life in Barnsley, England in the 60`s. this clip, for those who do not know features the great, but sad scene where the boy in the grey jumper has been tasked with giving the school head a mesage but has been bullied by those caught smoking to hide the cigarettes, the head mistakenly thinks that the poor lad is one of the accused...painful as everything was done for real, most of those in the film are `unknowns` and a lot were real folk, teachers and such like, if you have not seen the film you are in for a treat.

Apparantly the kids did not know they would be caned to add to the realism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUcPPNprn-k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7TWZdRbbYs
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by JHorst on 20 September 2007 7:28pm
 
Reminds me of the "good old days" at St. Clare school, Essex, Maryland, run by psychotic Irish nuns.
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by suzulu on 20 September 2007 10:22pm
 
KES was a fine film, Wheelrim.
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by geordiegirl on 21 September 2007 2:16pm
 
Yes, Wheelrim, I believe nobody but Colin Welland in that very fine film was a professional actor, and weren't they all marvellous.
So much has happened to Sheffield since 1876 (or whenever it was filmed) it counts as social-history now.
'The Full Monty' is about Sheffield too - another fine film- anyone think of anh more set there?
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by peripatetically on 21 September 2007 3:22pm
 
JHorst, are you speaking of Maryland, USA??????? Where do you live? I live in Maryland!!!!

Patty~
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by Wheelrim on 21 September 2007 3:33pm
 
Weird..... last night I opened my DVD player up to put in a Documentary about travel, and.... well, my daughter had a film in there called `The History Boys`.... it is set in Sheffield!
Other films? `Threads` and, `When Saturday Comes` (Sean Bean?) and, `Whatever Happend to Harold Smith?`
Another great `social Slice` is `To Sir With Love`, a great look at the 60`s also...take a look..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aSFoY3W3NM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukONzCkxLkk
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by JHorst on 21 September 2007 3:34pm
 
Peripatetically: I live in Bel Air, and work in Owings Mills.
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by JHorst on 21 September 2007 3:39pm
 
Peripatetically: I live in Bel Air, and work in Owings Mills.
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life Films? by peripatetically on 22 September 2007 8:50pm
 
JHorst, I live in Ellicott City! How about that???? Closest Palinite I know!
 
Re: One of The Finest `Slice of Life` Films? by JHorst on 25 September 2007 3:28pm
 
Peripatetically, when did you discover the Michael's travel adventures? My wife and I first saw Around the World in 80 days when it was presented on A&E, and loved it/him. I feel so old, because that was quite a few years ago. I revisited it by purchasing it on DVD, and it brought back a lot of memories. You really don't appreciate how much time has passed until you do something like that...
 
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