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Death of Stalin

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:43 am

Doesn't seem to be coming to any of the theatres here when it opens this weekend :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:25 am

Being trailed heavily here, Armando Iannucci has been all over tv talking about it. I can see it on Friday. :)
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:34 am

I’ll be in India, maybe I can see it there.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 am

It is getting good reviews here but I have no idea why Zhukov has acquired a scar next to his eye. The minor liberties with history I have no problem with, since otherwise there is so much back story you would need a miniseries.

You'll get the Bollywood version with songs and dancing. Mumbai again?
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03 am

Heid the Ba' wrote: Mumbai again?


Mostly, but I wonder why you ask? Other than an overnight at the airport last year, I haven’t been there for six years.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Lianachan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:59 am

He's on to us! Act casual.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:14 pm

Shit, caught out again . . . Er . . .

You mentioned Mumbai, but not that it was an overnighter. Other than that idle curiosity since I was there earlier this year.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Lance » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:51 pm

Haven't heard of it here at all.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Lianachan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:08 pm

I've seen trailers, but it hasn't appealed - despite catching a glimpse of what I'm pretty sure is Michael Palin.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:31 pm

Lianachan wrote:I've seen trailers, but it hasn't appealed - despite catching a glimpse of what I'm pretty sure is Michael Palin.


He's Molotov. Steve Buscemi is Nikita Khrushchev.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby g-one » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm

Мастер wrote:Steve Buscemi is Nikita Khrushchev.

I thought maybe you were joking but see that you're serious. Hooray for Steve. :=D:
We have heard absolutely nothing of this film up here either. Now I'm very interested.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Enzo » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:37 pm

This is news to me, I thought he died quite a long time ago...
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby MM_Dandy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm

Yeah, he's looking pretty chipper for a 140 year old.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:01 am

It is an excellent little film, other than the (presumably) CGI funeral in Red Square it is mostly atmospheric talking in rooms. I'm slightly irritated by them giving Zhukov a facial scar but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Lianachan » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:27 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:It is an excellent little film, other than the (presumably) CGI funeral in Red Square it is mostly atmospheric talking in rooms. I'm slightly irritated by them giving Zhukov a facial scar but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Is it a comedy, or a snooze-fest?
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Re: Death of Stalin

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:57 pm

It is a comedy, and the Mem enjoyed it despite not knowing a great deal about the history. It is a bit shooty and quite sweary (but not Tuckeresque) and the comedy is nicely understated but done with the timing you would expect of Palin, Whitehouse et al.
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