Monday, 22 February 2010

A Cinema Sunday.............

Hullo ma wee blog,

Today we took off for Edinburgh to make best use of our 'unlimited' monthly tickets for cineworld. We enjoyed a couple of marvellous films and a decent wee lunch in between! All things said, its been a good day.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either of these movies to you. Both are a feast for the eyes, ears and heart. Both are brilliantly cast, superbly written and directed and credibly performed. Both are a couple of hours that pass in a flash.

Invictus tells of Nelson Mandelas use of The Springbok national rugby team to unite South Africa in overcoming the stranglehold of entrenched attitudes left by apartheid and in establishing South Africas international credentials. A great depiction of the ideal of politics.

The Last Station covers the last year of Tolstoys life and the tangled threads of love, greed and politics.

See you later.

Listening to Duffy 'Warwick Avenue'


Kat_RN said...

The second would probably apeal to me more than the first. I really don't understand Rugby (or cricket for that matter). Glad you had a nice day out.

Alistair said...

Don't let that put you off Kat. Remember, it's directed by an American. Rugby is the metaphor for the nations struggle. It's just a great human movie......


Bovey Belle said...

I've seen the trailer for Invictus at the cinema and thought it looked a great film (OH would enjoy it as he's a rugby fan and an armchair politician!) and I would love The Last Station. If it comes to town, I'll go and see it. Thanks for those - glad you had a good day out.

Kadeeae said...

They both sound like excellent films . . . and I'm a big, big Duffy Fan.

Alistair said...

Hi Kadeeae,

I'm not the biggest Duffy fan but her voice is perfect on some tracks while for me her huge vibrato on longer notes is just too much on others. This is one of my favourites from her for sure. Her voice fits it sublimely.

kind regards....Al.

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