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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on September 08, 2018, 07:22:50 PM »
20. Accents
Sylvia (posh)
Peters (unknown)
Mary (local)
Kevin (London)
James (posh)
Eve (local)
Erny (unknown)
Angus (Scottish)

And that's that from Uncle Scary. We are now about a half hour into the film or one third of the film. We'll have to see whether we can find another copy of the film on the internet, so we can continue to mute the sound and  concentrate on the film's visuals.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on September 01, 2018, 05:06:18 PM »
16. Eat 'n' drink
Within the 1st half hour of the film, there are a half dozen instances of people either eating and/or drinking.

17. Dice
Loaded. Since double 6s or boxcars is one of the hardest throws to make, which Sylvia then makes, it is possible that she is playing with loaded dice. Then changing them out for regular dice, when Kevin throws.

18. CD
People have actually tried to figure out what was on the CD that Sylvia was going to put into the player, ere Kevin took out his mouth organ or harmonica and began playing. The best guess is something jazzy played on a saxophone.

And here Sylvia is up to date, as the CD was not introduced to 1982, or only 6 years, ere this film supposedly occurs.

19. Automobile
The car that Sylvia drives in the film is a '60s model, or some 3 decades old ere the film takes place. And while no major changes were made to that model during that decade, there were some minor changes made. Thus, if one is more familiar with those changes than I, one can date the year of the car to a specific year within the '60s.

To be continued . . .

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on August 26, 2018, 10:54:48 PM »
11. The hole
We know it is about 6' by 6' by 6' or almost 216 square feet to uncover the mosaic at the bottom of the hole. So, where is all the dirt that was removed go?

12. Game board
Snakes 'n' Ladders is a game of luck and not skill, but the way the board is the film is configured, even some of the luck to win is removed, if you get a double 6s like Sylvia.

13. Flower
The flowers that bloom in the spring. Tra La. I can't remember the name of the flower that Sylvia wears on her coat lapel, but it is one of the 1st flowers to bloom, when it is spring.

14. Food
Has the food at the buffet table at the party ever been presented more unattractively. And for someplace that is not on the sea, there is a surprising amount of seafood offered.

15. Door
Some film viewers are surprised that the front door to Mercy Farm is unlocked. That may because they do not live in a rural area. My relatives who live here in a rural area in the U.S. Always use to live their doors unlocked. And if a friend or neighbor happened by and wanted something, they just walk right in and help themselves.

To be continued . . .
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Lindsay Kemp dies
« Last post by Iain Fisher on August 25, 2018, 05:16:28 PM »
Sadly choreographer and actor Lindsay Kemp has died.

He danced and choreographed with his own company- I saw them and Lindsay was a very subtle dancer.

For Ken he appeared in Valentino (in the funeral parlour scene) and Savage Messiah (as Korky).  He also acted for Derek Jarman, and appeared in cult film The Wicker Man.

Further he taught Kate Bush to dance, and worked with David Bowie in his Ziggy phase.

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Glenda Jackson
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on August 21, 2018, 08:59:52 PM »
Glenda will appear on a British postage stamp.  The series of stamps is to honour the Old Vic theatre, and features a variety of actors in roles they played in the theatre.  Glenda will be on the stamp playing King Lear.

Others in the series are Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

It is nice to be honored. More so while one is still living, so one can appreciate it more. Of the people to be shown on the stamps: Dench, Finney, Jackson, and Smith are still with us, while Gielgud, Olivier, and Richardson are no longer with us.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on August 21, 2018, 08:53:26 PM »
6. Party guests
The local villagers?

7. Painting
The painting o'er the fireplace mantle at Temple House is that of the Hindu goddess Kali.

8. Mosaic
Like many religious mosaics it incorporates symbols of the local religion. Here the white wyrm wrapped round the cross. And it is larger than some think. Having seen a still screenshot of it, ere it was placed in the hole, it is about 6' by 6' or 36 square feet.

9 Mantle ornament
If we ever get to D'Ampton Manor, we'll see that there is a certain similarity between the mantle ornament there, and the one at Temple House.

10. Maids
Too many. No wonder they are always getting pregnant. There are too many, even for a house of that size, especially as there is no lady-of-the-house, so no lady's maid is needed.

To be continued . . .
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Glenda Jackson
« Last post by Iain Fisher on August 14, 2018, 01:57:39 PM »
Glenda will appear on a British postage stamp.  The series of stamps is to honour the Old Vic theatre, and features a variety of actors in roles they played in the theatre.  Glenda will be on the stamp playing King Lear.

Others in the series are Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on August 13, 2018, 07:48:36 PM »
Miscellaneous to watch for

1. Storm
That is one of things I like about Ken's Lair of the White Worm, as nearly everything in the film has a purpose. For example: the storm is to induce Kevin to do something foolish, and that is to get into a car with a stranger, even if the stranger is a woman.

Unlike Suspiria, where the storm at the beginning of the film makes no sense. It could be clear at night, or a blizzard could be raging, but they'd make as much sense as the storm we see in the film.

2. Snakebite
That is not the proper treatment for a snakebite. The proper treatment would have been to get Erny to the nearest hospital, as quick as possible, for the proper treatment of his snakebite. And that is one of the things in the film that don't make sense. Why is Sylvia so opposed to Erny going to the hospital? If this was factual, instead of fictional, his going to the hospital should not make any difference to what happened after.

3. Skull.
Where is it? It is not on the passenger seat of Sylvia's car, where we saw her put it, because Kevin will be soon sitting there. It could be in the boot of the car, or it could be already back at Temple House. She has enough time to drive there from Mercy Farm and back to the crossroads to meet Kevin.

4. Rebel Roman Emperor
There really was such a person, and we know what he looks like, because coins from his era with his portrait on them still exist. Though, if that is his portrait on the coins that Angus has, I cannot say.

5. Real Time
A scene in a film that is shot in the same amount of time that it'd take the scene to occur in real life. For example: from Sylvia's scene where she arrives at Mercy Farm to Kevin's scene where he arrives at Temple House is shot in real time.

To be continued . . .
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on August 05, 2018, 07:30:37 PM »
Erny (Paul Brooke)
1. Chubby beat cop. How appropriate.
2. Wound. Nasty looking.
3. Apparently bit right thru his sock.
4. His apparent distaste for Angus. The prejudice of an Englishman for a Scotsman or something more basic. The local for the outsider.
5. And note his facial expression, when having poison sucked from the wound on his ankle.

Angus (Peter Capaldi)
1. If his find had been factual instead of fictional, then it'd have been significant. The earliest proof of Christianity in Britain was found in St. Albans, but this find predates even that. Thus, becoming the earliest proof of Christianity in Britain.

Next time: Miscellaneous things seen in film in reverse alphabetical order.
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Athol Fugard discussion / Winston Ntshona
« Last post by Iain Fisher on August 03, 2018, 07:06:23 PM »
Sadly Winston Ntshona has passed away.  I saw him on stage a few times (The Island and Sizwe Bansi) together with John Kani.  A great actor.

Iain
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