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    Posted: October 08 2010 at 11:04
Vrey sad to hear of his passing. "A Stich In Time"  is still a joy to watch :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mystic fred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2010 at 03:04
Originally posted by James

Originally posted by Snow Dog

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I never found him very funny, but I liked him. I only found out recently he was an aspiring jazz drummer too. RIP...


His films are all pretty crap imo.Wink


That's the charm of them though.  Besides, they don't date well.  Much like George Formby films.  I happen to enjoy both.  I also like Ealing Comedies.

They just don't make films like that any more (and don't come back by saying "there's a reason for that..." either Wink).  It's mostly crass action movies now with excess violence and/or sex in them.
 
 
agreed....and the "feelgood" movies are too syrupy, saw "Some Like It Hot" on TV last week and what a masterpiece that film is, and modern remakes of various past movies really don't work at all. 
 
The Ealing comedies are mini masterpieces and that British "Cottage industry" tradition has been continued with films like "Brassed Off", "Bend it like Beckham",  and "Full Monty", looking forward to "Made in Dagenham" about the strike at the Ford factory by Women for equal pay,  factual events very publicised in the 60's.
 
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I have watched some documentaries about Norman. A truly once in a century man which cannot be described in words. Yes, his comedy films are outdated and not the best. But his many talents still shines through. No doubts he was one of those characters who put the Great in to Great Britain.  

 

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Question: Is Norman Wisdom the inventor of the term "Progressive Rock"?
I'm very sure that's what I've heard in this video.

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