Archive for Bill Forsyth

I’ve got mine

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on October 12, 2019 by dcairns

On the new Blu-ray and DVD from Criterion you too may enjoy the sight of my terrible face asking questions at Bill Forsyth’s kindly, tolerant face.

Plus much more — four vintage TV documentaries, a commentary track, an essay by my coleague at Edinburgh College of Art, Jonny Murray.

And the film — which is rather wonderful. If you’ve never seen it but you trust me — get it!

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Local Call

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on June 18, 2019 by dcairns

New from Criterion!

I had the great pleasure of sitting down to an interview with writer-director-lovely-man Bill Forsyth, which will feature as part of the bumper package of extras included on this disc, available Sept 24.

Who did Burt Lancaster like chatting with? Should dogs be dubbed? Who was Peter Capaldi in a band with? What were the alternative endings? These and other questions may well be answered in the final edit… if they aren’t, ask me later.

The Five Ages

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on June 13, 2019 by dcairns

The Forgotten this time follows up on my recent chat with Bill Forsyth, of which more later. BEING HUMAN now looks like a sweet, beautiful, but very direct route out of the Hollywood mainstream, and certainly fulfilled that role for its director. It’s well worth your time.

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