Movie Quote of the Day: “SHUT UP and drink your gin!” – Oliver
Starting the New Year with an old classic.
‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
50 years old apparently. Wow!
I particularly liked the way the unPC parts weren’t edited out, like how they cut the line “penis breath” from ET the other day. There’s an entire scene about how women shouldn’t drive cars and the brilliantly outdated line from Grandad Potts about “scaring away the FuzzieWuzzies”. Fuck me you get into trouble these days for assuming a person’s gender! So I won’t lie, despite its incorrectness, it was most refreshing to hear. Not because I’m racist in any way, just because I’m a bit fed up of everyone being such a flannel.
And this dude is still one of the most terrifying characters in films, even to this day
Next up, ‘Oliver’. That good old family feel-good film about children for sale, burglars, hookers and pickpocketing youths living with an old man. Featuring Leonard Rossiter no less. Wonder if he had a wank in his trailer thinking about any of the young cast members while making this one? (allegedly). “Ooer Miss Jones”.
Natch I will be singing along while I have a blast on my step and sit-up machine and do a bit of facial yoga in a vain attempt to stave off the gooseneck, the spare tyre and the imminent menopause.
So bring on 2019. What a time to be alive. Brexit (FFS! – what could go wrong there?). The last season of ‘Game of Thrones’. ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 in July. More episodes of ‘Inside No.9’ and tonight – the return of ‘Luther’.
Take pleasure in the small things people and don’t waste your life being a miserable bastard. Take it from one who has spent a chunk of their life being maudlin.
Ciao Ciao Xx