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Re: 2016 film of Swallows and Amazons - Ransome & Buchan

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Posted by John Nichols on November 13, 2021 at 09:24:21 user Mcneacail.

In Reply to: Re: 2016 film of Swallows and Amazons - Ransome & Buchan posted by Mike Field on November 12, 2021 at 03:02:18:

I watched the remake of Whiskey Galore about two weeks ago. I had hoped to see the 1949 version, but you had to rent it. I was not that keen.

I enjoyed the remake, there were some fine actors in the movie, and as usual Capt. Waggett was a nong. But he as supposed to be, CM wrote farce.

After reading all of the comment, I stumbled across the original in VIMEO and started to watch it last night.

There is a completely different feel to the two movies, as you would expect. Ealing studios has a style and no one is going to copy it, but the modern stayed fairly true to the story and the concept.

I enjoyed both, but I must say I enjoyed them and disliked them for different reasons. The earlier movie left out the priest, but I rather feel the CM liked to poke fun at the church in a subtle way.

mark kermode is entitled to his opinion, but one can see the progression to Local Hero and I will watch all three movies again. The sisters in the remake are more believable.


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