General booking opened today for the screening of Oliver! at the BFI Southbank (NFT1) next month. If you can get along to the screening on 3rd March there will be a Q&A session afterwards with Ron Moody, Mark Lester and Kenneth Cranham.
We're going to the non-Q&A screening and taking my parents as well. Sad to miss the extra bit but I hope that a good time is had by all ...
And you can imagine how disappointed I am at not being able to go . But I`m not well at the moment.
Hope you are better soon faginsgirl. You never know, Oliver might just come to a town near you in the near future as The Charles Dickens showings at The BFI are touring through Britain as of now. I am hoping to See Tale of Two Cities again in this way.
An excellent performance from Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities - Carton is less fey/camp than in the Rank version....
Have they found the 70mm version I wonder? Probably the colour has faded beyond use...oh well.
I feel the same faginsgirl. No one ever comes to Grimsby, apart from a few Iceland trawlers landing fish. Culture doesn't do our town
Dickens works best with big bold performances. Think of all the great Dicken's characters on screen Martita's Haversham, Moody's Fagin, Sullivan's Jaggers,Newton's Sykes,Rathbone's Murdstone and Edna Mae's Betsy Trotwood. Large and full portraits. Ronald Colman's portrayal is fits beautifully along side all these great performances.
I had hoped that Ossie Morris, the cinematographer, who was Oscar nominated for Oliver! might attend, as I'm sure he would love to see the original re-mastered Panavision 70mm version of his photgraphy (if that is indeed what they have, which is a big "if".) However, at 97, I assume he may not be up to it.
I`ve put this in the Oliver thread, but I should have put it here instead really.