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    Apparently a new version of this classic Hitchcock film is due on the BBC this Christmas

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...new-drama.html

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    So we'll have a new Charters & Caldicott to add to the ranks...

    Not sure about this updating of the Three Musketeers though: "confronting impossible odds and fighting any battle if the cause is just" sounds more like the A-team to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge View Post
    So we'll have a new Charters & Caldicott to add to the ranks...

    Not sure about this updating of the Three Musketeers though: "confronting impossible odds and fighting any battle if the cause is just" sounds more like the A-team to me
    I must agree The Lady Vanishes should be interesting but I would rather see a Musketeer ( or even better a Count of Monte Cristo) that delved into the darker sides of the novel.
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    The Lady Vanishes sounds good but this new idea for The Musketeers "A fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his much-loved novel. The Musketeers are a crack-team of highly trained soldiers, far more than the King’s personal bodyguards" sounds positively dreadful.

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    Senior Member Country: England faginsgirl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    this new idea for The Musketeers "A fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his much-loved novel. The Musketeers are a crack-team of highly trained soldiers, far more than the King’s personal bodyguards" sounds positively dreadful.
    Agreed!

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    Love the sounds of The Lady Vanishes, sounds like perfect Boxing Day (Toffees from the Roses tin and left over port) tv :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepin_Dragon View Post
    Love the sounds of The Lady Vanishes, sounds like perfect Boxing Day (Toffees from the Roses tin and left over port) tv :-)
    Sorry, I don't understand. What's "left over port"? I never have any left over

    Steve

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    True perhaps left over Advocaat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepin_Dragon View Post
    True perhaps left over Advocaat?
    LMAO

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    I look forward to it as, being a UK remake, I know it will remain faithful to the story. That said, it has got to be something really special to exceed the style and feel of the original where the action is based on the tension and reality of the time. The Test Match I mean, losing against the Australians!!
    Last edited by Bernardo; 17-08-12 at 10:47 PM.

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    Sod that, I'm looking forward the the Zombie series :)

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    Has this been rescheduled? Can't find it in my Christmas Radio Times...

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    Doesn't look good

    It wouldn’t have happened in Alfred Hitchcock’s day. So cash-strapped
    was the production of the new BBC1 drama remake of The Lady Vanishes,
    starring Keeley Hawes and Tuppence Middleton, that the crew were forced
    to forgo a gimbal that allows the set to rotate and create the
    appearance of a moving train.
    The actors had to throw themselves around the fake carriage instead.
    “We
    wanted a gimbal but that cost 64k that we didn’t have, so the actors
    had to sway around,” said director Diarmuid Lawrence after a screening
    at the BFI last night. “Even in the tea break the cast would be swaying
    in front of your eyes.”
    Lawrence added that he does not like the
    Hitchcock original. “I will probably have things thrown at me but I am
    not a great fan of the film. I don’t think it shows the hand of the
    master as you see in his other films.”





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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    How will Keeley cope with making herself heard over the racket they'll all be making throwing themselves around the railway carriage.

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    It's more the fact the director "DOES NOT LIKE the Hitchcock original" Philistine!! I was sort of looking forward to this until I read that .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss froy View Post
    It's more the fact the director "DOES NOT LIKE the Hitchcock original" Philistine!! I was sort of looking forward to this until I read that .....
    Agreed - how anyone can not appreciate this film is beyond me.

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    Why is he making it if he didn't like the Hitchcock movie?

    That is the movie that got H to Hollywood.

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    We watched this in its preview at the BFI Southbank. Despite the Captain's reservations, the train scenes were actually rather good and convincing. But there was something missing (atmosphere?) and it seems like a redundant remake IMO. Tuppence Middleton's performance is also a little bit annoying.

    It's being shown in April on TV, apparently.

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