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October 8th, 2003


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04:49 pm - Middlesbrough film alert
MIDDLESBROUGH FILM ALERT MIDDLESBROUGH FILM ALERT MIDDLESBROUGH FILM ALERT

...hopefully this is clear enough.

Middlesbrough UGC have been showing Spirited Away all week. Their last two showings are 5:10pm today and 11:30am tomorrow. Ringing their line, it does not look like they will be showing it again next week. These are probably the last two times it will be shown in Middlesbrough.

It is a beautiful Japanese animated ghost story; to say more would be to spoil it. I expressed reservations about whether I would enjoy it or not at first, but lots of people on my Friends list recommended it, for which I thank you dearly. (At some point I still mean to write about my weekend away.) I am happy to pass on their recommendation and magnify it as being very likely to be the sort of thing that (in descending order of proximity) fruufoo, longsunday, superfi and athena_arena would like. On top of that, it is really not being shown at all widely; this is a genuinely rare and valuable chance to see it. Even though I've seen it once, I'm going to go and see it again at the 11:30am showing tomorrow, at a cost of just £2.95. If any of you folks can at all swing it to be there, I really strongly recommend that you consider it. See all the squealing in the comments last time I mentioned it as evidence.

Happy birthday to the_maenad, for whom I care very much and who has been more influential on me than she may know - in a very good way.
Current Mood: Was crap, now much better
Current Music: SPIRITED AWAY AGAIN TOMORROW WHEEEEEEEE!!!!

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From:the_maenad
Date:October 8th, 2003 10:39 am (UTC)
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*blush* Thank'ee, old friend. Some day we shall sing in the back of a taxi again...
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From:heinous_bitca
Date:October 8th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
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Told you it was a good movie! :D So glad you enjoyed it!
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From:ericklendl
Date:October 8th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I have absolutely no comment to make on Middlesbrough's willingness to show Japanese animated ghost stories at 11:30 on a Thursday morning. However, I do wish to point out that your user icon could use an upgrade, as HRRYPTTR.LIB v5.0 has been out for absolutely ages now.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:October 8th, 2003 06:19 pm (UTC)
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:-P

Incidentally, doesn't the side of the children's edition of the hardback OotP look unbalanced? It's such a thick book, but they've kept the size of the font the same as for all the other books in the series. Doesn't look great.
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From:glissando
Date:October 8th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Have fun at the film! I'm going to teh cinema on Friday afternoon - school's cancelled from 12.45 onwards because it's Senior School Open Day on saturday so the staff have to prepare. Thus I have made teh decision to go adn see the film Bright Young Things with my friend, as we are studying evelyn Waugh for our coursework this year, although we're studying A Handful of Dust, and not Vile Bodies. It hasn't got a great right up, but we're going on the strength of the director (Stephen Fry) and various cast members (Jim Broadbent and Simon Callow, to name but two). I'd much rather see Spirited Away, which is also on at teh Arts Picturehouse where we're going, but we feel the need to be educational on our afternoon off from school - can't you tell we're serious Upper VI students *laughs*
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:October 8th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC)
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If it's just the two of you, I say take the afternoon off and go and see Spirited Away, not least because it's almost a certainty that the BBC are likely to show BYT within, ooh, three years or so. I hope I shall be weeping like a baby by the end of Spirited Away tomorrow.

Not sure how likely any UK broadcaster would be to show Spirited Away, but we can but hope that there is one with the bravery to take a slightly unusual punt on it...
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From:glissando
Date:October 9th, 2003 04:40 am (UTC)
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May well go and see Spirited Away instead, as the plan to see BYT with my friend has fallen to pieces as the drama teacher needs her for an extra rehearsal of Yerma. I want to do something fun on my afternoon off, so cinema seems a good looking option, although I know in advance that I'm busy from Saturday 1pm until Monday, so according to the state of homework I may just go home and slog away :(
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:October 9th, 2003 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From:ixchelmala
Date:October 8th, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)

yay!

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I was going to ask how it went... I'm so very glad you enjoyed it. ANd I think your tag line is the best, nuff said.

::hugs::
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From:petulans
Date:October 9th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Chris, are you going to be going to the flatwarming (tomorrow through the weekend 'til Monday - details on starcrossedgirl's LJ as well as my own in the previous five or six posts)? Would be great to see you again, but of course we'll understand if you have other plans or whatnot.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:October 9th, 2003 05:22 pm (UTC)
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'Slooking extremely unlikely, alas, unless I get a letter with unexpected money from a Premium Bond coming to form tomorrow. I was looking at the line-up of folks who will be there on your filter very jealously, but the budget won't permit it on this occasion.

I do appreciate the invitation, though!
From:themightyuser
Date:October 9th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC)
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By the way, Chris...

You a Bubble Bobble fan? =D
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:October 9th, 2003 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Could be! :-) They don't make 'em like that any more.

I was wondering how long it would take anyone to catch the reference... (now people have, I might well change it back!)

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