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kzer_za

A really bizarre movie that is all over the place in its themes and symbolism. Yet the photography is gorgeous, the characters are likable, and somehow it all works as a whole.
6 years 7 months ago
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dombrewer

A lovely eccentric film full of humourous quirks of character and details of 'Englishness'. Not in the top rank of Powell and Pressburger's films, lacking some of the dramatic edge of their classics, but perfect Sunday afternoon viewing nonetheless.
12 years 6 months ago
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Ebbywebby

So little plot for a film over two hours long, but I liked how the main characters each found a little note of salvation in the end. I totally agree with LiquidSplitter saying it was almost like a proto-Robert Altman film.

Most unexpected reference to marijuana EVER.
2 years 9 months ago
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thestuman101694

Apparently, at the end of WWII there was so much not going on in England as to lead several officers in the military to become obsessively preoccupied with a so-called "Glue Man." For those of you unfamiliar with the concept (as I was), it is a person who puts glue in your hair and then runs away. Forget the Nazis! There are "Glue Men" running about!
This was a great film, but somehow that main plot point doesn't . . . stick.
3 years 4 months ago
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Shazaaaam

Starts off slow, but pays off enormously. Really charming.
12 years 11 months ago
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weirdboy

The last 30 minutes of this movie contain some of the most stunning cinematography I've seen. The tracking sequence where you see the cathedral in the background of the bombed-out streets could only have been made right after the war.
7 years 10 months ago
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ClassicLady

I really couldn't follow the plot of finding the "glue man" because I was so fascinated by the dialog and the delivery of the dialog by the actors. It was quirky, homespun, rightfully English, and just plain delightful.
11 years 3 months ago
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Neville

Beautifully English - about as far as you can go without becoming Jane Austen or George Eliot.
12 years 11 months ago
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CynInFlicks

I last saw this nearly 20 years ago and had forgotten most of it. Really splendid and exceptionally English
2 years 8 months ago
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Ivan0716

@Khazar

Exact opposite for me, I loved the first 30 mins or so, but then it somehow got less and less interesting.
12 years 4 months ago
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akuma587

Great Michael Powell film.
14 years 6 months ago
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acoltismypassport

I have to agree with Ivn0716. The first half hour, and perhaps a little more, was very entertaining; but it quickly took a drop and became really quite dull.
9 years ago
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