/ A total load of crap, Distant Voices.
Couldn't disagree more, Al. This film and The Long Day Closes are as evocative of the period as Kes is of the 60's, with the bonus of contemporary music fitted effortlessly and completely naturally into the soundtrack.
One of the great things about history is that every decade is a world in itself, with differences and depths both vast and subtle. I wasn't around in that era and haven't seen the programme, but I agree with others - different people will have hugely contrasting experiences of the same era.
Are we on about the same film? Directed by Terence Davies and featuring one of Pete Postlethwaite's earliest appearances?
> Are we on about the same film? Directed by Terence Davies and featuring one of Pete Postlethwaite's earliest appearances?
It is a bit hard to tell, isn't it! I have never (to my lasting shame!) seen this Davies film, but it is certainly what Al has linked to in the OP but I don't know why he is calling it a "programme" and although I haven't seen it, his complaints don't fit what I perceive the film to be about. How odd!
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