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The Shooting Party (1985)


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#1 seadog

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

For those not watching rugby or football tomorrow (Sun 5th) I highly recommend this film on BBC2 TV (No Interuptions) Starring James Mason, Edward Fox and Dorothy Tutin to name but a few of the "Greats". Starts 2.55.....................

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks Norman, I'll set the recorder, a darn good film and excellent book

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

I agree Michelle a very atmospheric film with overhanging it all the sure prospect of a world shortly to end with the carnage of the Great War,

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

Yes, a "hidden treasure" and a personal favorite, it's a wonderful period film with some excellent acting. One of those rarities where the film is actually as good or better than the book, I made sure to have a copy in my personal catalogue some years ago, and can enjoy watching it still.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:42 PM

Ah! A favourite of mine. James Mason's last film. Great performances by James Mason and Edward Fox.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

Yes, the scene depicting James Mason saying a prayer and weeping over the dying beater is poignant and very nuanced.

To think that the film virtually coincided with the seventieth anniversary of the conflict, and that we are now on the threshold of the Centennial, is a bit disconcerting.

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