PENNIES FROM HEAVEN ('78, UK)

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PENNIES FROM HEAVEN ('78, UK)

Post by Wallace on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:44 pm

I find myself once again watching  one of the finest productions to come out of BBC.

(Not the shoite American version.)

The recently-departed Bob Hoskins should have won an award for this. Simply brilliant acting by all -Gemma Craven, the ubiquitous Freddie Jones, and Kenneth Coolley a superb actor who never got as many roles as he deserved.

This quite long miniseries has everything I usually HATE: its a musical, for chrisake! Its all about big band/40/50s vocoder-type crooner music (hence my post with the lyrics to Roll Out Prairie Moon.)

Still its one of my fav films ever.


I cant really put my finger on what elevates this to an altogether other level.
One of the things certainly is the thread of profound sadness that runs through the story (of Arthur,a travelling salesman selling sheet-music from town to town at the tail-end of the sheetmusic era when grammophones were just coming in to put an end to people entertaining themselves.)
You have this very sad story of a man passionate about popular music and passionate for sex, but married to an over-shy, sex-abhorring wife. And yet this sadness is continually broken/juxtaposed  by the musical sections (his fantasies) which ,like the music of the time, was ever stupidly peppy/cheerful.

Basically about human nature and the life-asserting strength of music.

Simply outstanding.
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Post by zako on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:11 am

MUSICALS ARE FOR QUEERS...
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Post by Wallace on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:24 am

Zako: you should not shit on my reviews or  imply that I am of homosexual proclivity.
 
this is BAD KARMA.
 
 
Are you familiar with the Bardo Thodol, or wot is erroniously known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead?
 
The TIBETANS believe in karma. This is where one's actions in life will determine where one goes in the afterlife (after the point of death to either 3 days,21 days, FORTY-NINE days or in some cases 7 years).
 
Depending on how good or nasty you were to others during your lifespan, depending on whether you took drugs or alcohol or abused your body in other ways, depending on whether you killed any animals, depending on wot life you led your spirit willl go to either one of the 31 or so levels of Heaven,be reincarnated to human life,animal life,Asura ( become a demi-godlike being), Hungry Ghost (become exactly that - caught in an eternal vicious circle of quest for sustenance)  go to Hell.
 
  "Karmic law will lead the spirit of the dead to be reborn, in realms which are suitable appropriate to their karmic accumulations."
 
 
.So many believe.


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Post by Wallace on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:27 am

If you bring suffering to someone, you will have to answer.
This is the Karmic Law.
 
This life is transient/ impermanent in the extreme.
It is a testing-ground, so to say.
 
So please, Zako & Rudy, refrain from shitting on my reviews.
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Post by Isaac Hunt on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:55 pm

  
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Post by zako on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:36 pm

SINCE RUDI LIKES TO LICK ASS,,,,WILL HE LIVE UP YOUR ASS FOR SEVEN YEARS ???
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Post by Wallace on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:35 pm

Nay.
Nuffink can exist there but  bactweria.
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Post by Isaac Hunt on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:36 pm

my ring is as clean as a whistle cock breath..
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Post by zako on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:38 pm

YEH,,,YOU CAN BEND OVER LIKE A DOG...AND LICK IT CLEAN,,
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