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Withnail

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Get Back

It took me about 5 hours to watch the first 2 hours. I cannot quite express how much i'm enjoying it.
 

Withnail

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No.2 of Get Back - if you thought it might be difficult to fall more in love with Billy Preston than you already had, you will have to prepare yourself.

It's Beatletastic.
 

Gramaisc

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Fargo (the film) tonight.

I have seen it once before, about fifteen years ago, but I remembered nothing except the woodchipper.

Wikipedia and IMDb both say it's a 'black comedy' - I didn't laugh much...
 

SketchyMagpie

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Fargo the series is worth watching if you haven't seen that.

Watched Netflix's 'The Ripper' over the last few nights. Obviously the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe are well-documented, but the one thing I did learn from this documentary series that I hadn't seen before was glimpses of how society of the time reacted to the murders and it was frankly astonishing how familiar it all felt to the Sarah Everard protests. Many of the vox pops with female members of the public from either time could easily be swapped and fit right in with the opposite era.
 

littleme

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Watching 'Startup' on Netflix, it's good...


Warning..... There's a LOT of sex scenes, don't watch if you expect you're 16yr old teen to keep entering the room at just the wrong time..... 🤭
 

Gramaisc

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Watched Netflix's 'The Ripper' over the last few nights. Obviously the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe are well-documented, but the one thing I did learn from this documentary series that I hadn't seen before was glimpses of how society of the time reacted to the murders and it was frankly astonishing how familiar it all felt to the Sarah Everard protests. Many of the vox pops with female members of the public from either time could easily be swapped and fit right in with the opposite era.
You might well find similar feelings during and after the Ipswich murders in 2006, etc - things have never really changed much, in reality.
 

SketchyMagpie

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You might well find similar feelings during and after the Ipswich murders in 2006, etc - things have never really changed much, in reality.
Aye but that's during my lifetime - I should have been clearer but part of the surprise was because those scenes were from before I was born (84). It's a bit sobering when you realise nothing has really changed in the entire time you've spent on Earth and each of these tragic events has probably had the same ring of real change about them before nothing did.
 

Gramaisc

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Aye but that's during my lifetime - I should have been clearer but part of the surprise was because those scenes were from before I was born (84). It's a bit sobering when you realise nothing has really changed in the entire time you've spent on Earth and each of these tragic events has probably had the same ring of real change about them before nothing did.
It has always been the case that three main things apply when considering how much attention to pay to a potential crime.

What was done.
Who did it.
Who was it done to.

In reality, what has happened, particularly in the last few years, is that the reluctance to investigate posh people has just stopped being hidden as much as it was.

And the 'lack of importance' of some victims is expected to be understood and accepted, even more than it was.

Anybody believing that 'all are equal under the law' is deranged.
 

BobClay

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Have to hand it to Mackenzie Crook who stars, writes and directs the current series of Worzel Gummidge. Nice easy viewing and his wonderful eye for the countryside.
I still laugh from the last series at one of his lines: trying to negotiate with a bunch of Crows for them to do a job for him, he asks 'What do you want in return ?'
'A machine gun,'
replies the boss Crow.

What in hell's name is Crow going to do with a machine gun ? 😂

As I remember it, they settled for some bird seed in the end. :lol:
 
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