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Author:  jw [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 13:21 pm ]
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29536370

Author:  Westinghouse [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 15:14 pm ]
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Its a good cast no doubt (assuming it keeps that cast till the shooting starts. Names always get bandied about long before filming begins and quite often people drop out last minute.

This has the potential to be an interesting film. I think I will definately go and see it when it comes out but I will be pre-prepared with very low expectations. That way, worse case scenario, I wont be disapointed, only correct!
I think it'll be more of a novelty film. Get them dressed up. Get them to say the lines. Get them involved in a thinly veiled plot. Get it over with. The original dads army didn't lend itself to a feature length movie very well and I can't see how it would work any better with a new cast. And whilst I'm on it - whilst its a good cast - I cant see them having the charm and warmth of the originals. Gambon alone can't possibly begin to match the loveable Godfrey!

Anyway - will see in due course wether its got any potential. I may even go in my ARP Uniform and shout boooo at the screen every time Mainwaring is on.

Author:  jw [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 15:40 pm ]
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Who is playing Hodges or the Vicar or Mr Yateman?

Author:  lordduvet [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 17:26 pm ]
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Dawn french as the vicar.

dizzy rascal as the verger
The bloke from the kumars as mr hodges

havent cast morgan freeman yet

Author:  McVickers [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 19:50 pm ]
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As pointed out (and stolen by me!*) on another forum I frequent;

Quote:
The film will be directed by Oliver Parker, who made Johnny English Reborn, St Trinian's and Othello starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.

The script will be written by Hamish McColl, who wrote Johnny English Reborn and Mr Bean's Holiday.



We're dooooooomed!!!




*Cheers Steve!

Author:  Miss Spitfire [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 21:17 pm ]
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Who is Zeta Jones playing? Mrs Fox??

Author:  jw [ Thu Oct 09, 2014 14:52 pm ]
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Miss Spitfire wrote:
Who is Zeta Jones playing? Mrs Fox??


Nope, an American journalist. Being filmed in't Yorkshire. Hope they like rain.

Author:  trunks [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 14:08 pm ]
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I need to find some bleach!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... shire.html

Author:  Andrei Kozlov [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 14:16 pm ]
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Oh jeeezus.

And to think we used to lambast the original!

Come back croft n perry, all is forgiven!

Author:  McVickers [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 14:31 pm ]
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Aggggghhhhh!

They're using bloody binocular cases instead of BAR pouches again! :roll:
Decent repros' are cheap enough now at SoF.

I know they said they wanted to be faithful to the original series, but surly not including the poor wardrobe short-cuts they made, too??

*facepalm*

Author:  Ox_Bucks_44 [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 14:50 pm ]
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I guess you could say that was part of it's charm, sure it was farby in alot of areas...but it did provide entertainment!

Author:  Miss Spitfire [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 15:07 pm ]
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Saw a bit being filmed near me.... Oh dear...

The set dressing for Brid high street is going to be 'interesting' as they are using all repro 50s dresses for the shop windows.

:-/

Author:  lordduvet [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 17:43 pm ]
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I feel sorry for the original series Dad's army lookalikes who will now be out of work

Author:  Miss Spitfire [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:34 am ]
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http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/pictures ... story.html

Author:  Andrei Kozlov [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:41 am ]
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I guess all we must focus on is that they are copying something which was always a bad copy in the first place.

Its not going to get better and to be honest, it probably never intended to.

Author:  nickberry [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:24 am ]
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It has never bothered me that the original was a 'bad copy' of the war, in the same way Kellys Heroes never bothered me. The background being secondary to the story. However what bothers me about this one is that it is trying to be a copy of the series (The use of bino cases are obviously a nod to the original) and a very bad copy at that. This even extends down to seemingly raiding the 'parts bin' of British acting to look for people who look a bit like 'thingy', or who have played similar characters to 'whatsisname' in the past.

Another question is why they have filmed it in Yorkshire? Especially when Warmington-on-Sea is supposed to be in ** KENT** and the original was actually filmed in Thetford, Norfolk? Answers on a postcard anyone?

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