My Movies: Day 2

As posted at Facebook 26th April 2019

Kes, 1969

Directed byKen Loach
Produced byTony Garnett
Screenplay byBarry Hines Ken Loach Tony Garnett
Based onA Kestrel for a Knaveby Barry Hines
StarringDavid Bradley
Freddie Fletcher
Lynne Perrie
Colin Welland
Brian Glover
Music byJohn Cameron
CinematographyChris Menges

Wikipedia | IMDB

This Ken Loach movie needs no introduction from me, I am certain. Simply one of the best movies ever made. Nor will you be surprised to know that Ken Loach emerges as one of “My Directors”.

It’s not an easy movie. Full of gritty realism, it is set in the run-down Yorkshire coalfields of the late 1960s. Impenetrable dialogue for many viewers but well worth sitting through those Yorkshire vowel sounds for Brian Glover’s debut role alone. Dai Bradley, also cast as an unknown, does a fine job as Billy Caspar.

I feel that in many ways the better-known and far more accessible (and musical) Billy Elliot drew strongly on Kes and Billy Caspar – could the choice of first name be an homage?

Kes was Brave, Innovative and Ground-breaking. A memorable, touching, heart-rending, and sobering film. Keep a hankie handy.

Just Quality.

Again, under-rated at IMDB with 7.9.

Postscript: The book is good too, well worth the read.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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Seems to me that making plans is a complete waste of time! Once again the weather gods have a different set of plans to our own but hey, ho, we are happy to go where the wind blows… or the tide drifts, or whatever. More like where the wind doesn’t blow, though. The weather gods… Continue reading Aft agley

Tonight’s view from the van is of olive groves and cloud. We have decided to spend only one night here and will move on to Olvera tomorrow. Dusty came for a walk with us this afternoon, there is a track that runs straight from the campsite into the National Park. Very nice and he walked well, until the rain started and he asked to go back into his carrier! #wp #spain #cats #Dusty

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