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zomgmouse


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Posted Sat Oct 31st, 2009 6:43am Post subject: Cult Classics?

Has anyone seen Asylum, which had Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson, Norman Lovett, Julian Barratt and in one episode Bill Bailey?
It's quite funny, and is available online on Lovett's website:
http://normanlovett.co.uk/video.htm

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quantumofire


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Posted Sat Oct 31st, 2009 9:07am Post subject: Cult Classics?

I'm a huge fan of Nigel Kneale. I have all the original Quatermass on DVD, though it was before my time. I didn't realise until watching the documentary on him that he was the inspiration to some extent for the X-files and they even ask him to write for the series, which he turned down.

He also did the spooky Stone Tapes, and the now lost tv drama about a 'village' community in the 17th century where seemingly supernatural things were happening in the woods. Something that was later ripped off by...

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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Babsmo


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Posted Sun Nov 1st, 2009 8:55pm Post subject: Cult Classics?

I totally agree - Nigel Kneale was a genius. In my opinion, his adaptation of 1984 is the best TV drama ever made. Quantumofire - or anyone else for that matter - have you read Andy Murray's Kneale biography? It's not Andy Murray the tennis player either... (as you've no doubt already guessed). I suspect if it was, it might be a bit rubbish; but then again, THIS Andy Murray's ground strokes are probably crap.

But I digress. Although the book could have been improved by a stronger editor, if you're a fan of Kneale's work, it's a must.


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quantumofire


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Posted Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 7:07am Post subject: Cult Classics?

Hello Babsmo, I'm afraid I don't have the Andy Murray book. But I have excellent DVD The Quatermass Collection, which has the excellent doc called The Kneale Tapes. It's amazing how he predicted in the 60s the coming of reality tv such as big brother. And there's a great making of... booklet with it. Sorry this is not a pug, more an enthusiast's enthusings.

And the original Quatermass and the Pit, even for all it's lack of budget, is still superior than the Hammer colour movie. It captures the air of menace brilliantly.

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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