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Re: Music, movies and tv

Post by SoberBoots » 22 May 2020 09:54

I watched what's the matter with Tony Slattery. Brilliant I thought - brave, unsparing, honest. And what an amazing portrait of enduring love.
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Post by Rachel » 22 May 2020 10:01

edit crossed posts SB. But yes, the love was so evident. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

This was my original post:

It is very sad. The alcoholism was so evident, and his attitude to it so familiar. That made me more sad than the fact that he is unrecognizable (I am old enough to remember him well in his heyday. I used to record WLIIA to keep), that he has brain damage from a go it alone cold turkey. He's just not there in terms of giving it up, and the apparent optimism of his partner at the end made me feel even more sad, as it didn't seem warranted. I think his partner could probably do with therapy for having to cope with him tbh.
He seemed reluctant to examine himself, but I suppose doing the program suggested some willing in this regard? Or did he just need the money? Money or not I hope it does set him off in a better direction.
I found curious that constant refrain that thinking about his issues and past was self-indulgent. My husband thought this was disingenuous but I could definitely identify with this, rightly or wrongly. It always feels to me that there is an element of self-indulgence in (my) depression. Maybe that's part of the condition to feel that way, but it's undeniable that when you are depressed the world narrows to you more than it perhaps should.
He also kept talking about drinking to numb things. That's definitely my main reason for drinking. Of course you end up trying to numb the things that alcohol causes. I didn't sense that with him. But mainly only saw a small amount of the surface, I think. Although also perhaps more than he intentionally revealed.

Anyway it was quite well done. Not too patronizing as the invisible interviewer approach often is.

Worth watching.
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Post by Mark. » 19 Jun 2020 17:44

You might need to be logged into Facebook to view this, but I wholeheartedly recommend it. What's not to like about Toyah tap-dancing like a caffeine-high mouse (her own description) to the music of King Crimson? Simply joyous! :D But how many times did they have to rehearse this? The timing at the end is so amazingly choreographed! :shock:

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Post by Topcat » 19 Jun 2020 20:12

(::) terrific Mark (::)

I could watch it ok without logging into FB ;)?
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Post by na » 26 Jun 2020 00:29

Current themes to historical events...

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Post by na » 24 Jul 2020 09:31

Can anyone recommend a good movie? My day one and I’m locking myself in my room at 8pm with tv.
I’ve got Netflix and prime.
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Post by Newt » 12 Aug 2020 19:30

Oh yes, they are 8-)


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Post by Action » 26 Aug 2020 09:00

Trojan wrote:
14 May 2020 21:37
From today's WFH playlist :)

Michael Nyman - Molly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtCrSG5_yc
I was introduced to Nyman, as he composed the soundtrack to The Piano, which is a powerful film. :D
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Post by Trojan » 26 Aug 2020 15:13

Hi Action :\:

Michael Price is another modern composer who has done a lot of soundtrack work :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FereqCXTM_4
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Post by Newt » 27 Aug 2020 19:48

A snippet of Jon Björk, deffo a rec from me ;)?
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Post by pickles » 10 Sep 2020 15:46

RIP Dame Diana Rigg

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27986272


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Post by Mark. » 10 Sep 2020 16:57

pickles wrote:
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RIP Dame Diana Rigg
Ach, that's such sad news, Pickles. I hadn't seen that until now :( Thanks for the link - I'll have a read of it.
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Post by Newt » 12 Sep 2020 18:13

If I May :D
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