Monday, October 13, 2014

Pride, the movie

The Full Monty, Brassed Off and Billy Elliot were all brilliantly low key English movies I enjoyed very much. John Gray of Wales informed me in a not so personal manner but via a blog post of a new movie set in similar times to the aforementioned. The plot is along the lines of a group of gay people who decide to support a Welsh mining village during the time of mine closures in Thatcher's Britain.

In Australia, Pride is scheduled for release at the end of October (and they wonder why people illegally download) by Palace Cinemas. No mention of it at Village or Hoyts, and I think they may regret not having rights for it. Have a look at John's mini review.

For some reason, I could not help but think of John Gray of Wales when this arrived in my email inbox. Cute, hey. Welcome to his life of flapping birds.


20 comments:

  1. Ah
    That video brough back some lovely memories
    Of when my geese were babies
    They imprinted on me and everywhere I ran they did
    ( there's a video on my blog of a big overweight gay bloke running about a garden with two babies after him)
    Best time
    Best time

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    1. Great recollections John. I think I saw that.

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  2. That running duck won my heart, such a happy chap.
    Merle................

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    1. Looked like it, hey Merle.

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  3. look! it's fishducky!
    I've seen The Full Monty (own it) and Billy Elliot, but haven't heard of Brassed Off and didn't know Pride was coming along either. I've read the review you directed us to and it sounds like an okay movie, but I probably won't go to see it. I'll have forgotten by then.

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    1. River, it will just be a gentle and nice movie. Missable, but if you come across it?

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  4. I missed the film Pride but friends who saw it enjoyed it. Pete Postlethwaite from Brassed off was my drama teacher and friend in the late 60s before he made it into TV and films. A very likeable man.

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    1. Fun60, you are such a deep horse. I know who PP is and I am very impressed. That he was your drama teacher, even more impressive. So you can do theatrics well then?

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  5. Why is it, my first comment always disappears. Hmmm
    Cute duck, I'd like one! I'd like to see the film too

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    1. Fen, I have to scratch the back of my brain, but I do kind of recall a cute duck was good. Yep, nothing like a cute duck. We all need a cute duck at times. Nowt like a cute duck.

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  6. That running duck looks like me in middle school

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    1. Keith, you running like would look very gay.

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  7. Andrew, yes Billy Elliot was my favourite movie. Your duck is lovely. What a pity I don;'t live on the farm.

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    1. Gosia, at least you have a relative who has a farm.

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  8. Well now, that is some cute duck :)

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    1. WA, it is, and I dam sure there are some cute ducks in your state.

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  9. English movies are the best, I'll keep my ears open for this one.. if you hear about it before me Andrew give me the nod right!

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    1. Grace, generally they are my preference. I will remind people if I see it, with a review.

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  10. John Gray's review was my introduction to the film as well. Hoping to see it here some time. That video is perfect.

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    1. Mitchell, I am not watching a trailer as so often they spoil a movie for me.

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