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It Happened In Late Spring To The Selfish Giant Who Ate Duck Soup And Played The Hits.

This week’s picks are by Adam Scovell who decided on them in between watching episodes of Out Of The Unknown. Someone screen Out Of The Unknown please.

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A wide variety of films but all with one thing at their core; innovation. It seems almost a dirty word in popular cinema today (and it’s telling that the two modern choices are far from box-office busters), but there was a time when cinematic innovation was as casual a presence as the medium itself and Ozu, Capra and Leo McCarey exemplify this perfectly.


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Shut Up And Play the Hits

22/02/2015 – 7:30 pm
The Kazimier Gardens. – The Kazimier Garden, 30 Seel Street Liverpool L1 4JJ

Great music documentary following the lead up and aftermath of an LCD Soundsystem concert. Lots of music but spliced with an interesting filmic structure.

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The Selfish Giant

17/02/2015 – 7:45 pm
The Atkinson – The Aktinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

Refreshing take on the social realist drama from one of Britain’s most interesting directors. Mixes Ken Loach with a sense of whimsy resulting in a compelling piece of drama. It also manages to not fall into the typical traps that looking at working class lives in film can sometimes allow.

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Duck Soup

22/02/2015 – 12:00 pm
Cornerhouse – Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street Manchester, M1 5NH

Easily the best film by the Marx Brothers, if only for its mixture of utterly ridiculous comedy and biting political satire. A natural precursor to Chaplin’s Great Dictator.

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Late Spring

17/02/2015 – 7:30 pm
Cinema Museum – 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH

One of Ozu’s real classics, Late Spring typifies the director’s minimal, formal style of beautifully composed static shots and gradually building emotional downfalls. It’s also one of Setsuko Hara’s best performances which says a lot considering she’s probably the greatest of all Japanese performers.


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It Happened One Night

21/02/2015 – 7:00 pm
St Michael’s Community Hall, St Michael’s Place, Brighton, BN1 3FU

Classic Frank Capra and the complete template for the romantic comedy as we know the form today, It Happened One Night exemplifies the real beginnings of Hollywood’s golden age with a fast paced wit and a perfect comedic duo in Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

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Adam Scovell  is a writer and film-maker based in Liverpool. You can find his work and explore his passion for the folk horror sountrack at his site www.celluloidwickerman.com


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