Thursday, October 14, 2010

The trouble with tweets

There is more to say about Made in Dagenham than will fit in a tweet.

The film may not be an all time great film, but it was funny, pleasant and enjoyable. It was life-enhancing, in a way that the film about cannibals that was trailed before it could not possibly be. (Why, oh why, would someone want to watch a horribly violent film about cannibals set in present day Mexico? Why would anyone want to make such a film? Why would anyone give it a certificate? Why do we as a society think it is healthy to have such things on screen?) 

OK, rant over. Back to Made in Dagenham. It was directed by the same man as Calendar Girls, but I liked it better, because it was inspiring. The shape and structure of the film was also better. But I want to know how much of the detail is true. I wonder about the subplots: are they there to flesh out the film, or did they really happen?

And if you’d rather have a tweet from my last two days, try this one:

my sax teacher asked why I cut my long notes short, and I said that semibreves are boring


Brett Gerry said...

The film itself isn't very good, but what's worse is the way its suposed political sentiment has been used as pro-UKFC propaganda:

Sue Hepworth said...

The film may not be "very good," Brett, but it was very enjoyable - and when real life is difficult, an enjoyable film is a blessing.