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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Paul at Slapstick 2008 Reply with quote

Silent Comedy and The Great War with Paul McGann and Matthew Sweet

Sun 20 Jan 1100 at

Watershed
1 Canon's Road,
Harbourside,
Bristol
BS1 5TX

Call Telephone +44 (0)117 927 5100 to book tickets and check out the Slapstick 2008 website for more information about this festival.

With Alan Bleasdale's classic TV series The Monocled Mutineer finally receiving its much anticipated release on DVD, who better to present this event than the star of the series Paul McGann? Working on the show led to a life-long fascination with the Great War and along with co-host, Culture Show regular Matthew Sweet, Paul will look at extracts from films focusing on the First World War to examine the role of silent comedy in boosting morale. The programme includes extracts from The Better Ole (1926) and a complete screening of Chaplin's mini-masterpiece Shoulder Arms (1918).

During the Q&A session following the November 2006 screening of Poppies at the London Imperial War Museum, the film's director Barry Bliss talked about Chaplin films being used to entertain the troops before they went on the line during WWI.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous!!!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikoto wrote:
Jealous!!!! Evil or Very Mad


No kidding!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I would so love to go to this! Two of my loves, three if you count Paul in there! I've been having a great time buying silent films that are increasingly available on DVD for our library patrons and WWI has always fascinated me. Paul should do a lovely job with this - we are so fortunate that he is a man of varied tastes and has the committment to projects like this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul is also appearing at the Gala opening on Friday night with Paul Merton. There is a little surprise in store if anyone is going..... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More jealous! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, it will be a lovely evening then.. Very Happy ... everyone who is going.. please, please, pretty please, a full report of the event, thanks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I promise a report and pictures Laura - I just wish you could all be there with me and Sam.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love it, too ... oh, the price of plane tickets. And I think I may be all Englanded out for a few months after the madness of Christmas travel. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelle, it would be great Very Happy .. but before even remotely considering "the budget", I would need some months to psyche myself up for the event.Embarassed
I can just imagine my mind going blank.. not being able to speak or understand English Laughing .. no fainting though Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im green with envy for those who can go there, please take me with in your minds!!! Twisted Evil Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of you will be there with us in spirit! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes it doesn't pay to live on this side of the big pond!! Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My part in this trip was put in jeopardy yesterday as some kids crashed into my car Crying or Very sad

The car is off the road and needs major surgery and I have whiplash - my doctor thought I wouldn't be able to move my neck this morning so would be unable to drive.

However, I have woken up and feel okay , so as long as the hire car arrives in time I'll still make it!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh-uh! Good to hear you are ok Michelle, car accidents are no fun.

I hope you get to have fun as planned, but take care of yourself.
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