Ken Loach's Cathy Come Home June 30

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=5592

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    Commentary by Ken Loach with extracts from writer Jeremy Sandford's memoirs, read by James Fox
    Shortfilm, Housing Problems (1935)
    Biographies of Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford
    Subtitles for hearing-impaired viewers

    is this worth a blind purchase ?
     
  2. John Hodson

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    It's hard to understand now just what an uproar this caused when it was first seen (but maybe not if you're a Ken Loach fan!)

    It's many, many years since I've seen it, but I'd say yes for two reasons. (1) It's a genuine historic slice of British TV history, a drama in a documentary style that had a real social impact. (2) It's a Ken Loach film produced by Tony Garnett. 'Nuff said.

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  3. oscar_merkx

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    this sounds very similar to Sweet Sixteen.

    Thanks again John for the info

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  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    It's on TV now! Some Sky channel.

    Lucy, what channel is Cathy Come... She can't hear me! [​IMG]

    Ah, fuhgeddaboudit. :b


    Gordy
     
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    One of the few pieces of television drama that genuinely did change things. The programme revealed an appalling iniquity in the laws governing housing which was (eventually) acted on. A lot of Ken Loach's work I can quite happily leave (rather *too* fond of misery IMHO - even Dickens at his most campaigning recognised the need for light and shade and recognised that poverty doesn't automatically convey sainthood any more than being middle class is automatically a sign of being evil or uncaring). However, this is a film everyone should see once in a while.
     
  6. oscar_merkx

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    thanks Andrew for the reply, I will rent this when I can

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