This is probably the most memorable Python skit for me. For decades I have referred to a person not getting over a former lover as “pining for the fjords”.
He's a lumberjack and he's OK....(CLASSIC or what) In the rugged forests of British Columbia
lol stealing this
“You want the truth?”
Nah. I couldn't handle that.
I remember that movie but I still like Night of the Hunter the best. Mitchum is real creepy and strange in it.
Like Squishy said Mitchum got shorted on roles but came up shining anyway. I think it was because he was a likable fellow. People liked him. I know I did. Winds of War was a good series.
Also look for ...The Yakuza...with Robert Mitchum... Another good one.
I think I can handle it.
Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and Robert Mitchum are the Holy Trinity of Classic Era Film Noir Actors.
Not to mention fantastic Actresses Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Joan Bennett, Veronica Lake, and I can keep going all night lol.
Such a great era of film, not only Noir at it's peak, but even the Musicals of that era are Fantastic. The Golden Age of Film IMO.
I rather enjoyed the 2 Jack Reacher movies
I thought I liked the first one until I read the books.
It's so tough to pick one favourite, but a really good one so relevent today is the film adaptation of Orwell's 1984.
It might be a bit of a downer but really thought-provoking, given the recent rise of authoritarianism and the manipulation of information to create fear and division.
This book should be required reading. And forcthose who have read it, it should be required re-reading.
I re read it for the 5th time about two years ago. Easily the most important book of the 20th Century in my opinion. We all use many expressions and concepts in day to day speech that originated from this book, including most commonly Orwellian. Doublespeak is another good one.
The movie with John Hurt was decent but as a movie I still prefer a similar movie by the name of Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess wrote that excellent novel and he was also one of the best writers of the 20th century.
Interestingly many critics consider the Apple Super Bowl commercial that nearly never aired titled “1984” to be the best commercial ever made. It only ever aired once and was directed by Ridley Scott.
I made the mistake for taking on the essay to compare A Brave New World with 1984 in my Grade 13 (OAC) english class.
I definitely got in over my head on that one.
That ad, as a complete tangent, featured the same woman that appeared in Elton John's "Nikita" video.
On topic... I far prefered the 1984 book to the movie. There's just so much more there.
And yes, there are quite a few terms that have made it into general lexicon. "Thought Police" and "Big Brother" come immediately to mind. I'm still waiting for Ministry of Truth to become a thing. (Well, it has, but I'm referring to some government actually adopting the name)
I actually like how society has progressed beyond Big Brother.
Little Brother (the term used for the public always having a cell phone ready to take video) has far exceeded anything that Big Brother could ever capture.
Yes I also preferred the book to the movie.
I think there is a reality TV show named after Big Brother although I’ve never seen it and I am sure I won’t.
I found reading A Clockwork Orange really did strange things to my brain, just by being so immersed in the language of the characters. Well, the bizarreness of the characters and setting added to that as well.
I find the same thing happens when I read Irvine Welsh novels. For a week after I finish, I'm still thinking in Edinburgh street-slang.
maybe we need a separate fav books thread
oh thanks @Capital_Dave !