Sunday, January 30, 2011

Triumph for British cinema

Last night my husband and l went to our local cinema to watch, 'The King's Speech'. Although not a big fan of the Monarchy l had to admit that the film was inspirational and moving.


The leading actors, Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush had amazing chemistry and tension - their scenes together were written with fluency and verve. It was nice to see Colin Firth playing a different type of roll to the Darcy character we know and love- certainly a man of many talents!

The witty dialogue in the film brought roars of laughter from our audience and a rounding applause at the end. I would highly recommend watching this film if you get a chance.


Our old cinema has seen better days - it's a tired out looking place now with not very sympathetic seating and worn red velvet swags. There's certainly no digital surround sound or high definition screen but most locals don't see that as a set back -we're just glad to have a place to sit and watch the latest screenings, even if they are a few weeks behind, without having to make a long journey across on the ferry, etc.

I'm happy that the owner has kept the place open over the years - he certainly hasn't done it to make a profit. It's more than just a business - it's the atmosphere - the experience you get from going. When the lights dull down and the chatter melts to a low murmur there's that frisson of excitement and anticipation as you get ready to share the magic.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your Minstrel chocs. with me - far better choice than my Fruit Drops. x

HORIZON said...

Don't say that-my husband might find out!! :)

Rob said...

Hi Horizon, How nice to hear from you again. I couldn't believe it when you left me a comment because I was only wondering about you last night whilst out walking Tommy. I can't believe it. Anyway I'm really pleased to see you're blogging again and am adding you to my blog list so I can keep checking back.

clairesgarden said...

lovely to see you blogging again. nice to have a night out, I haven't been to the cinema for a long time.

HLiza said...

I will sure try to see this one..a big fan of Colin Firth I am!

Pearl said...

A smaller movie cinema sounds kind of nice. I get a little overwhelmed with the surround sound and how loud they play the movies...I have actually taken ear plugs with me in the past.
Glad you enjoyed the movie.

Take good care,

Alice said...

Loved the movie too - even if I did see it in a modern cinema with all the latest technology AND comfortable seats ..... lol

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