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This review is from: Billy Liar [DVD] (DVD)
As a 18 year old when I first saw this,it convinced me that I was not nuts and that other people had their own fantasy worlds just like Billy's "Ambrosia".
In the days before franking machines, the stamp tin was the personal perquisite (perk) of the junior clerk of the office.
When Billy tries to hand in his notice at the Undertakers where he works, he is told that it will not be accepted until "the stamp book balances".
The piles of unposted Christmas calendards hidden in Billy's bedroom always bring back guilty memories for me!
Also, this movie caused me to fall in love with a young and impossibly beautiful Julie Christie.
A great piece of 1960's Northern life.
Buy and enjoy
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2008 23:12:11 BDT
Ross Gowland says:
What neither of these reviews mention is the fact that the soundtrack is out of synch with the picture. This spoils what is a great film.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2010 00:47:48 GMT
I agree I was 20 in '63 and my brother worked at an undertakers ! Not seen film for many years but look forward to a fresh viewing on my 40" HD TV (someone told you that in '63 you would have stabbed 'em to death!)
In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2011 20:12:06 BDT
No! You would have shot them with an old, badly maintained Webley 38, battered them with a cosh, or slashed them with a blunt cut-throat razor. Happy days!
In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2011 20:13:45 BDT
It is certainly a hell-of-a-lot better than the book.
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