I met him and his wife, Shakira, once. I was working on doing up a bridge in Chelsea and they had the penthouse on the Chelsea Harbour tower next door. They stopped for a chat while I eat my sarnies, asking all about the bridge redevelopment and life in general. Really nice people and a good laugh.
"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
I was reading about a film called Witchfinder General, where Vincent Price wasn't getting on with his director, Michael Reeves (who died soon after at 29). "I've made 87 films. What have you done?" "I've made three good ones."
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An outrage we can all agree on.... on 13:02 - Jun 14 with 1537 views
I might be on thin ice here, but I saw it recently and although it's a well-made film, I found the casual violence against women in it, by the hero as well as the villains, horrific. I wouldn't have noticed a few years ago, I admit.
With Zulu, it's not just the mass slaughter of comical natives, it's that it's so laughably unconvincing, like the way dead Indians in Westerns used to leap off their horses.
An outrage we can all agree on.... on 16:32 - Jun 14 with 1174 views
What's missed in that film is that the Zulu's are an honourable warrior army.
Whereas the British are more elitist than the Zulu's (they still had an elite too) and for disrespectful. They also try and make injured men do hard labour BEFORE the officers only then forced to do it and get stuck into this at the end.
And shows how ruthless the British army was and cared little for its own soldiers. All they had to do was retreat and let them burn the church and the retake it. The net result would have been lives saved on both sides, as the church got destroyed anyway.