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Old 06-02-2013, 16:54
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So you're citing The Vicar of Dibley in Curtis' defence??

As for Blackadder, although 'co-wrote' all of them, the actually funny ones were only 'co-written' by Ben Elton. Coincidence?
The Vicar of Dibley was enormously successful so why the horrified/shocked face icon I have no idea.
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:58
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I liked Monkey Dust version of Notting Hill myself thought it was much better.
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Old 06-02-2013, 20:12
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I don't think for a second he really meant Casablanca was boring, he was just retorting to the old trout. I find it strange that people think it's alright for old folk to be rude, that Alex thingy was laughing like a drain. It's somehow funny because well, they're just being a bit eccentric, oh it's their age,oh she's a right character that one...etc. I've long since come to the conclusion that rude old trouts were almost certainly also rude young trouts.

I know I sound like I'm about to fire off a strongly-worded letter to Points Of View about allowing elderly hooligans onto our screens....

Having said all this, Richard could not have handled it better.
I didn't see the program, unlikely I'll go looking either.
Posted before about this 'type' usually the sort seen in the middle of some sort of ruck in a pub.
'I speak my mind, I speak as I find'
Nahh you're just rude and self opinionated.
Either you don't have a filter, or do it deliberately because you enjoy a bit of conflict.

I've seen a few of them and I think they're using their age/gender as leverage so the $hitstorm doesn't come back at them.
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Old 06-02-2013, 20:23
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Er, so how did that work as a witty retort then? If the woman had actually written Casablanca, I can see how it might be a put-down but she obviously didn't.
The woman probably hasn't written anything more note worthy than a cheque in her life.
He'd probably have looked churlish asking her 'what films/TV programs have you written?'
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:07
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The woman probably hasn't written anything more note worthy than a cheque in her life.
He'd probably have looked churlish asking her 'what films/TV programs have you written?'
Seen the clip now, does she not understand what she's there for?
Sorry she's just been rude, not the time or the place for her opinion on Richard's films, not that I've watched the 2 films mentioned on here.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:02
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So you're citing The Vicar of Dibley in Curtis' defence??

As for Blackadder, although 'co-wrote' all of them, the actually funny ones were only 'co-written' by Ben Elton. Coincidence?
Trying to think of something funny written by Ben Elton on his own, still thinking. So I think Richard Curtis's contribution to Blackadder must have been significant.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:48
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The One Show are letting people comment on the banality of some of their content? That's a move they might regret.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:54
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Do you actually know what an abortion is?
Yes a Richard Curtis creation.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:55
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I can't understand why so much bad feeling towards him. Both films mentioned are fine for what they are, neither are big expensive productions that rely 99% on special effects. I seem to remember that they wanted a big name for Four Weddings and got Andie MacDowell because she wanted to work with Richard Curtis. I would not be surprised if Julia Roberts worked on Notting Hill for less than what she would normally get in Hollywood.

Perhaps you can elucidate us in what you consider are good films that are not void of creativeness and charm?
Films not screen played by Richard Curtis
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:18
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Films not screen played by Richard Curtis
Absence is not a quality. What should be in a film to make it wothwhile in your opinion? High speed car chases? Shootouts?
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Old 07-02-2013, 00:06
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He got his own back..she said her favourite was Casablanca & he replied he found that boring Lol
So he did. And it went right over her head. Woosh!
The second comment here would be funny if she'd said Airplane was her favourite film!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:10
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My eyes are allergic to any Richard Curtis film!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:19
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So he did. And it went right over her head. Woosh!
No it didn't, she laughed?
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:49
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I've never seen the films that's listed above despite owning 'Love Actually'. I love 'Blackadder' & 'The Vicar of Dibley' and own both boxsets though. I was walking through London Victoria station once a couple of years ago and bumped into Richard Curtis who almost spilt hot coffee or a cappuccino over me!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:37
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No it didn't, she laughed?
Did she? Oh, sorry I missed that amongst the general laughter. So "woosh" me I guess.....
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:45
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The woman probably hasn't written anything more note worthy than a cheque in her life.
He'd probably have looked churlish asking her 'what films/TV programs have you written?'
Well said. I know the type very well, that whole "I speak my mind, so people either love me or hate me." 9/10 people usually hate them and the other 1/10 keep a safe distance.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:37
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Absence is not a quality. What should be in a film to make it wothwhile in your opinion? High speed car chases? Shootouts?
Well not being crayoned by Richard Curtis would be a good start.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:38
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older people are less inhibited. Notting Hill is good but best thing about it is the Elvis Costello renditon of She on the soundtrack IMO
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:23
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Absence is not a quality. What should be in a film to make it wothwhile in your opinion? High speed car chases? Shootouts?
Well not being crayoned by Richard Curtis would be a good start.
I think that confirms that he probably judges the quality of a film by the amount spent on special effects.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:01
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I think that confirms that he probably judges the quality of a film by the amount spent on special effects.
Wrong on all accounts i prefer period drama, Les Mis was outstanding, everything Curtis does is boring unmitigated shite in my opinion.

And what a snotty attitude you have, if someone wants to judge the quality of a film on the talent,special effects then that is their prerogative just as people can say a writer/film ect is crap and boring.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:44
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I felt uncomfortable watching that, maybe she should have put her teeth in first.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:23
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Notting Hill is good but best thing about it is the Elvis Costello renditon of She on the soundtrack IMO
Pure cheese and total guff
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:36
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Wrong on all accounts i prefer period drama, Les Mis was outstanding, everything Curtis does is boring unmitigated shite in my opinion.

And what a snotty attitude you have, if someone wants to judge the quality of a film on the talent,special effects then that is their prerogative just as people can say a writer/film ect is crap and boring.
Sorry, a lot of the people posting here and criticising programmes seem to mainly watch trashy stuff.

Everyone to their own choices. I tend to find period dramas a bit boring usually, it's rare for one to grab my attention.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:09
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Sorry, a lot of the people posting here and criticising programmes seem to mainly watch trashy stuff.

Everyone to their own choices. I tend to find period dramas a bit boring usually, it's rare for one to grab my attention.
Sorry for my snotty reply,


Don't get me wrong when I say this but I have sat through some complete stinkers that were period set pieces, Anna Karenia in particular,
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:15
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Trying to think of something funny written by Ben Elton on his own, still thinking. So I think Richard Curtis's contribution to Blackadder must have been significant.
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