#12 – Shichinin no Samurai

I’d planned to follow Gladiator with Braveheart which I’d picked up at the same time, however it turns out I’ve already crossed it off the list. So on to Seven Samurai, all three and a half hours of it. A film I don’t think I’ve seen since I was at school.

Watching this means I’ve now completed the top 50 of the 250 films on the list, and I’ve got all the films here needed to complete the top 75.

205/250

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#125 – Gladiator

A day off work with the tail-end of ebola man-flu a cold seemed a good time to doze on the sofa and knock a lengthy film or two off the list, especially after I picked this up on blu-ray cheaply a few weeks ago.

204/250

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#92 – Touch of Evil

Another six week wait between films, at this rate I’ll never finish the list. This one looks like it will have been worth the wait though.

203/250

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Levellers, A Curious Life – The Forum, Bath.

Something slightly different tonight. The first half of the evening was a showing of A Curious Life, a film which covers the history of the Levellers via the life of bassist Jeremy Cunningham.

Following the film there was a quick Q&A with the director Dunstan Bruce, and Jeremy Cunningham. Dan managed to ask his insightful question about the price of whisky. The answer was £285.

After the Q&A there was a quick break before the band took the stage for a superb acoustic set, which involved a lot of dancing much to the consternation of the security guards.

The Boatman
The Road
Hard Fight
Confess
Edge of the World
Alone in This Darkness
61 Minutes Of Pleading
Elation
After the Hurricane
Maid of the River
Barrel of the Gun
Truth Is
Dirty Davey
Burford Stomp

Carry Me
What You Know

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Fairport Convention – The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare

If it’s February, it must be Fairport Convention time.

Support tonight came from the uncommonly tall Rosie Carson, and the rather more normal sized Kevin Dempsey. They played for 25 minutes or so before, as is usual, Fairport joined them for their last song. Fairport then stayed on stage for their first hour or so long set. This year they had a new album to promote so a fairly large proportion of the tracks were taken from that. The second set finished with the obligatory rendition of Matty Groves, followed by the encore of Meet on the Ledge. Anything else just wouldn’t be right.

Sir Patrick Spens
Myths and Heroes
Clear Water
Weightless
Around the Wild Cape Horn
The Gallivant
John Condon
Bring Me Back My feathers

The Fylde Mountain Time/Roger Bucknall’s Polka
Wassail Song
Mercy Bay
Love at First Sight
Crazy Man Michael
Festival Bell
Home
Already There
Farewell Farewell
Matty Groves

Meet on the Ledge

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#197 – The Lost Weekend

Not so much a lost weekend, as a lost month since this disc arrived. Still, better late than never.

202/250

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The Chilterns

Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015

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Odd Down Winter Cyclocross – 4th Jan 2015

Today saw the turn of Velo Club Walcot to run a round of the Western League Cyclocross. I think we did OK.

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Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
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Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
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Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04

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Back to the Future?

Later this year we reach the point Marty McFly travelled forward to in Back to the Future part II. What else have we got to look forward to in the coming years?

21st October 2015 – Back to the Future part II
2016 – The Dark Knight Rises
2017 – The Running Man
2018 – Iron Sky, Rollerball, Terminator Salvation
2019 – Akira, Blade Runner, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Road
2021 – The Wolverine, Johnny Mnemonic
2022 – Soylent Green
2023 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
2025 – Her

A bit of a mixed bag I’m sure you’ll agree.

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