Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis PotterThis deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven English children played by adults on a summer afternoon during World War II. In a woods, a field and a barn, they play, fight, fantasize and swagger. Their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries are a microcosm of adult interaction. Easy going Willie tags along as burly Peter bullies Raymond and is challenged by fair minded Paul. Plain Audrey is overshadowed by Angelas prettiness and wreaks her anger on the boys. All of them gang up on the terrified Donald Duck who, abused by his mother and ridiculed by his peers, plays a dangerous game of pyromania with tragic results.
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The best news this weekend is that it's Dennis Potter time again on a good many public television stations. Potter, who is English, has acquired international status as a writer with two masterly television productions: ''Pennies From Heaven'' in the late 's, and ''The Singing Detective,'' first seen in the United States in On Sunday at 11 P. It seems to have fallen, for no discernible reason, into the cracks between the two elaborate mini-series. Even relatively minor Potter adds up to remarkably compelling television. In , they are revisiting the beach-resort hotel where they stayed in , not long before their marriage. Present fades into past and back again.
This is a blog about old films which time has almost forgotten, with the hopes of resurrecting them and establishing a fanbase for them. There are many old films which have almost been forgotten due to being held up in rights disputes, home video unavailability and being overlooked due to 'bigger, better' films. I have a hobby of collecting rare and out of print films and I would like to share information on these so that they do not die out. Great review! I need to get involved with Dennis Potter dramas, especially this one. I've not even seen The Singing Detective! Thank you!
Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter attempted to find "the shape of a life, of two lives Cream in My Coffee is a TV film written by Dennis Potter that shifts between two time-frames to tell a story of an enduring relationship. It is steeped in nostalgia, shown through the repeating use of the song that gives the film its name; which feels like a recycling of a go-to trope for Potter. In fact, the whole movie feels like 90 minutes I have seen before. It has a dull and faded charm, written with a bitter, argumentative glee, but it is perhaps not as startling or original as intended.
September 27, by ellenandjim. Peggy Ashcroft in her fifties promotional photo. Here am I trying to keep my word and make shorter blogs. Jean now old, first near close up Peggy Ashcroft, Cream in my Coffee. I am now able to say a Dennis Potter film can be as stunningly powerful as people say. I had tried two films, both with great actors: in the first I found Bob Hoskins continually breaking into song, as a working class man holding up his pride against great odds, half-broken puzzled, seemingly bewildered, yet continually breaking out into song. I realized Beckett plays hate drama; they are set up so actors can do so little.
The teleplays of Dennis Potter use richly textured language and pop culture from various eras to elucidate his major themes of memory, sex, and deep religiosity. Six years earlier, Potter premiered Cream in My Coffee , a well-developed prototype for some of the more fanciful and rawly emotional elements of The Singing Detective. Once in the room, they marvel at how wonderful it is, as the porter stands ready to escort them to any corner of the suite, including the bedroom. A shy and embarrassed Bernard declines and overtips the porter. The present-day trip to the same room is decidely less a shared thrill for the older Bernard and Jean. Jean, trying to get into the spirit of an enjoyable holiday, stops to admire the sound of the seagulls outside that same hall window.
Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer Another of Dennis Potter's "visitation dramas": Adultery by John disturbs Janet, so she flirts with the simple, mistreated Billy during the middle of giving him a reading lesson. A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism.