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Girls on top,
This review is from: The St Trinians Collection [DVD] (DVD)
These four films, which date from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s, are a great collection to own. Not only do they contain some great British charactor actors - Alistair Sim, Terry Thomas, George Cole et al but they also define an era when life was very different to today. The first film is undoubtedly the best, although the 2nd pushes it fairly close. The fourth is clearly the weakest.
Special mention should go the music composed by Sir Malcolm Arnold which was a sort of comic suite. Particularly memorable was Flash Harry's (George Cole) theme, a funny little Piano piece that is first played when he appears from out of the bushes in the first film. In the first film 'Flash' always appeared from the bushes, which I always thought was quite surreal. Surely flash was an inspiration for Arthur in Minder many years later.
What you get then is inspired British lunacy, which at its best is very funny and even when its not funny the films are interesting to look as they show a caricature of Britain as it was forty to fifty years ago. There are two reasons the set doesn't get five stars. Firstly, and mainly, because the fourth film is a notch below the others and secondly there are no extras in this set which is a shame.
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Dr. Paul Ell says:
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C. Hawkins says:
I wish we had more people standing up for appropriate use of apostrophes :-)
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 22:58:24 BDT
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Alan Thomas says:
"undoubtably" should be spelt "undoubtedly" in this, otherwise, fine review.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2011 12:31:06 BDT
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S J Buck says:
Thanks for all the spelling and grammar corrections. I will continue to correct as required!
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2011 17:45:32 GMT
"grammer" should be spelt "grammar" in this, otherwise, fine reply.
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