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Stan and Ollie

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hemingway, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Not a new film, but I only saw it recently. Best thing I've seen in ages. Great performances and an absolute tearjerker.

    I watched it with my 14-year-old son who was completely spellbound. After that we went back to the originals. Fantastic.

    I explained to him that when I was a kid in the 70s Laurel and Hardy reruns were still a staple of Saturday morning TV here in the UK. He couldn't believe it.

    We are closer to history than we think.

     
  2. uriah1

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    I remember the old ANCO wiper blade ads that had them in the 80s.

    Actually worked with a company that sold them back then.
     
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    Yep! Same here! Lots of great TV back then. Honeymooners, Our Gang, Three Stooges, Marx Bros. etc. Grew up watching em all....
     
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    The Hal Roach era was sublime even beyond that they were very special
     
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    I thought that was a good movie too!
    John C Reilly was great, and Steve Coogan was even better (not that I'm comparing).
     
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    Great movie. Total immersion experience. :cool:
     
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    I saw it was available on the BBC iPlayer, didn't look too promising, but I should give it a go.
     
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    My thought is that what I experienced as current events is now considered ancient history!:eek::oops::rolleyes::D
     
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  9. hemingway

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    You won't regret it. If you do, blame me.
     
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    bbc iplayer here we come
     
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    :cool:
     
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    I agree, it was a great film, and I'm surprised it hasn't been more critically (and publicly) appreciated
     
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    WOW!...from 2018, and I'd never heard of it. Thanks for the heads up. It looks VERY interesting.
    Maybe after I watch that, I'll go back again to Robert Downey, Jr's Chaplin.....looks "similar" in tone and spirit. ;)
     
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    I've never heard of it either but I was never a movie watcher until last years events got me going. Always loved watching them, mostly on Saturdays growing up. Laurel and Hardy, Bowery Boys, Dead End Kids, Our Gang, Ma and Pa Kettle were all great to watch. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow, had no idea that was Coogan and Reilly all this time. I'll check this out for sure now, Coogan is a genius.
     
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    One of the best movies I have ever seen.

    Someone above said “total immersion”. Yep. That is the best way to describe what I felt, that by the end of the movie I didn’t see the actors anymore; Coogan and Reilly WERE Stan and Ollie.

     
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    I loved it.
     
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    Excellent film. Loved the old movies too.
     
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    Serious question - do teens even know who these guys were?

    I recall seeing them on Saturday mornings too, but that was back in the '60s. Didn't know this movie was out there, will have to add it to my list.
     
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    I'll happily share the blame with you, thought it was a really warm hearted and accurate, thoroughly enjoyable film, highly recommended.
     
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