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TV programmes and films - what are your favourites?

Just wondering what we all watch when there's not much on the television? Quadrophenia is the obvious one of course, but I confess I've never seen it all the way through.
On the series front, on my shelf there are box sets of the Mrs Peel & Tara King Avengers, of Gerry Anderson’s UFO, some original Star Trek.
Films wise, I’ve the 1967 Casino Royale (plotless and confused, but I love every weird minute), The Italian Job, Roman Holiday, all the Beatles films (sorry…), Breakfast at Tiffany's, etc. There’s Metropolis, some lesser known French films, a Small Faces documentary, and Cracked Actor.  
On the more general side of things there are also two of my favourite films, 2001 and Lawrence of Arabia, but my favourite film of all must be How to Steal a Million, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.

What're your favourites? 

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  • I don´t have many films myself but a drawer full of music DVDs so if I have time off I might watch them. I´ve watched quite a lot on Netflix, crime stuff like Luther but the only thing with any mod connection would be Sherlock through Martin Freeman. I´ve seen some of the classic 60s films, the Caine ones for example, some I liked and some not. I hardly ever go to the cinema and have been gravitating more towards series in the last years. Lots of fun things on YouTube as well, you never need to leave the house again with the net at your fingertips. No real favourites but I have all episodes of Friends and This Life so I might be drawn to things about people sharing flats.

  • Alex Turner Soundtrack

  • I assume radio programmes are included here.

    This morning I listened to Radio4 at 9.00am. They are doing a series on Soul on Thursday mornings so I thought I would give it a go. I am not sure what the term Soul means and I suspect everyone has there own opinion.

    Anyway the number featured this morning was Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks, which I knew of course and know that the Kinks are admired by some Mods. I am so glad I listened to the programme.

    It started with an American lady talking about her British husband. He had been born around the time the Kinks released this number and she went on to say that he had bought himself a little scooter, a Vespa. This when they were married and living in California. I immediately thought he was probably a Mod. This was his favourite number and from there on the programme was dedicated to the song itself.

    It was played to close the Olympics in 2012 in London when it was called an anthem for London.

    To my ear it sounds and reminds me of a folk song. Because I listen to a lot of jazz, I am always improvising in my head when I hear music. I hear Scarborough Fair as well when I listen to Waterloo Sunset.

    I will never hear Waterloo Sunset the same again after listening to this programme. It was to me very moving and took me in a very different direction to what I expected. I would  much appreciate it if others on here listened to it and told me what they made of it. I would like the Mod take on it. I haven't said too much about the programme because if anyone does listen to it, I would like them to  experience I  as I did. 

    I thought it was really good and can recommend it.

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    • I lost a day it is Wednesday not Thursday.

    • A beautifully, interesting, sad in places programme John. 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' is up for discussion next week, fantastic!

      Blues = Lost, broken and down

      Soul = Love, hope, dreams

      Jazz = Improvisation, unexpected, moments 

      Pop = Easy, spoilt, indulgence

      Just one or two of my own personal feelings. No doubt music is many and all things to people but could you imagine a world without music? I shudder at the thought...

    • Glad you enjoyed it Gary.

  • Not my favourite football team, but this is priceless...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQx6uomO9l0

  • Really happy to knock these off my want list today.


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