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The Alan Clark Diaries [DVD] [2004]


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  • Actors: John Hurt, Jenny Agutter, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Jones, Jeremy Clyde
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 3 May 2004
  • Run Time: 174 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001MIR8O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,846 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The complete six part BBC series. John Hurt stars as the controversial and irreverent Conservative Minister Alan Clark in this witty and moving adaptation of his best-selling diaries. With a sharp, literate script and truly outstanding performances from a distinguished cast, The Alan Clark Diaries has been universally acclaimed as a triumph for television drama. 'Hurt [is] magnificent as Alan Clark' - Sunday Telegraph.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Red Rose on 11 Oct 2008
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John Hurt stars as controversial, real life, Conservative MP, Alan Clark, a man who sees everything slightly differently from everybody else. A man who schemes and dreams of high office despite a succession of gaffes, scandals (drink, women, ill chosen remarks) and self doubts.

Whilst in the corridors of power, Alan Clark offers his own inimitable insight to leading Tory colleagues during the Thatcher years.

This is very entertaining and many a time the Alan Clark interpretation of events will make you laugh. Amazingly this is 'a true to life' recollection of his diaries, which leaves you a little open mouthed, but it is all good stuff.

Unmissable.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 May 2005
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As he himself would no doubt say - F*** John Hurt, what about Alan Clark?
He was everything instict dictates we should hate: An unapologetic toff who inherited his wealth, a self-centred egomaniac, a letcherous womaniser, and worst of all, a Thatcherite politician. The operative word here, more than in any other context I can think of, is "unapologetic"
When all the ministers around him were resigning after trying to cover up their sleaze, the reson Alan Clark survived, and indeed flourished, in many people's estimation was that he hardly ever tried to conceal anything, except perhaps from his beloved wife.
Right from his references to "Bong-Bongo land" to his description of the Conservative party as "an old whore that's been around for 400 years" Alan Clark is utterly controversial, hilariously witty, occasionally very perceptive, and, surprisingly, very touching indeed.
Clark made his name as a historian and his literary skills are very much on display, but two things about him are extremely surprising - firstly, despite his infidelities, his total devotion to his wife, and secondly his passionate views about the evils of animal cruelty.
But the aspect of the man that really comes through is that he is absolutely aware of his own character. He knows he has flaws, he knows he is arrogant about his strengths, he knows he causes his wife a lot of heartache, but he is at all times utterly his own man.
His life revolves around money, power, fast cars, beautiful - and preferably young - women, but while we really ought to hate him, all we are left with is a grudging admiration for a man with the cheek to try and pull it off - who succeeds!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Y. Karl on 24 Aug 2006
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Top Notch acting throughout. John Hurt and Jenny Agutter deliver masterful performances, but actually all acting is superb in this series. A true delight. A masterpiece. Priceless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By QualitywantedforCliff on 18 Nov 2011
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Hurt as Alan Clark is magnificant and Jenny as the "Wife" is splendid.What performances.You won't be dissapointed if you buy this DVD.
The crowning moment of the DVD is when Alan has erotic thoughts about Maggie Thatcher and her feet!

Also I hope that when my time comes I too can make an exit "along the crow road" (this will make sense if you watch it).
Buy it!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Zordano on 20 April 2004
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Alan Clark was a conceited, narcissistic politician with laughable delusions about his own talent and worth. There’s no doubt that Clark’s distinctive voice came through powerfully in his diaries.
The diaries are the smug, self-important, shallow ramblings of a lightweight of the Thatcher years. This BBC series covers the beginning of his career in Government in 1983 and range to his death in 1999.
The series (6 x 30mins) dramatises the diaries in a quiet, understated and quite brilliant manner. Jon Jones’ (Cold Feet, The Debt) screenplay adaptation, along with his direction, are un-showy, subtle and skilful (for example – watch for the way the exasperated Mrs Clark lays the breakfast table one morning – brilliant).
The wonderful revelation here is John Hurt – he communicates volumes with just a look and a vocal inflection. A delightful example of truly effective screen acting.
Hurt’s is a great and convincing performance. His facial expressions, mannerisms and voice-over readings vividly capture this gruff, vain, spoilt, grumpy, self-absorbed politician and really bring him to life.
Jenny Agutter delivers a stand-out performance as his wife and every other acting turn is telling and truthful. For example, William Armstrong as a fawning, irritating, duty-bound Civil Servant or Julia Davis as his first Private Secretary.
A strong complement to the written diaries with Hurt’s acting easily matching his memorable performances as Quentin Crisp and John Merrick.
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By MsLady on 20 Dec 2013
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But disappointing to see the depths of cronyism in government. It goes to show there's risk in trusting everything thats said in public because there's a distinct difference behind closed doors
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