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Lee Mannering
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We go this week and really looking forward to it. One thing with the film it's raised the profile of the boys which can only be a good thing.

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Tom Photiou
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It's been many years since i went to the flicks but i am going to see this one with a work mate next week. Looking forward to it. I just hope everyone puts there poxy mobiles phones away!! [Smile]

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Lee Mannering
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Was on the UK TV news this morning about the film and also a new DVD out from the North East Film Archive including the boys visit to Tyneside.

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Lee Mannering
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What a wonderful film we all loved it. I'll be going to see it again.

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Brian Fretwell
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I got to see this film last Friday. A great film, but knowing some of the locations used I found their relocations and the consequent impossibilities of what they were doing re journeys even more fun.

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Steve Klare
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I saw it tonight. I'm not sure if it really showed them as they were or not, but it did show them as I imagined them.

-just two great friends.

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Michael O'Regan
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We went to see it on Saturday. I enjoyed it, though I'm not sure why!?
I think the two actors were wonderful. All the mannerisms were there.
However, there didn't appear to be anything much holding the whole thing together other than the resentment which, from all I've read over the years, was somewhat exaggerated here.

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Joe Caruso
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Like i said - shorty

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Maurice Leakey
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One of my daughters saw it last week and was disappointed. She had been expecting The Boys life story.

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Steve Klare
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It did some good in my household: the other night we watched "County Hospital" and I got the vibe my wife appreciated it more.

My son has been a Laurel & Hardy fan pretty much since toddlerhood: he didn't even need to go at that rate!

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Paul Adsett
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We went to the Regal last night to see Stan and Ollie. What a wonderful film, very funny but also sad. I had the impression that the boys were really exploited by Hal Roach.
Sadly there were only a handful of people in the theater to see this great movie, while the screen next door was packing them in to see the latest CGI garbage.
We came home and screened my S8 print of Blotto which never fails to have me choking with laughter.

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Mark Mander
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I still say it, go and see this movie,I thought it had it all,actors were superb and did a great job,good story and more importantly the duo were great friends till the end,so glad in this day and age they bothered to make this,Mark

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Tom Photiou
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My Brother went to see this movie the other day, i'm seeing it with my Son on Tuesday, but, (as is often the case), the movie doesn't seem to acknowledge that there last performance together was in fact here in Plymouth,
"On May 17, 1954, the pair made their last live stage performance in Plymouth, UK at the Palace Theatre". This theatre is still standing but has been disgracefully left to rot, it's a listed building.
I never understand why movies sometimes dont put the correct details in.
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Mathew James
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Here is a recent review from the Spec:
"Stan & Ollie ranks as one of the best showbiz biopics of recent years, not because it “explains” the what and why of Laurel & Hardy, but because it’s a touching, gently sentimental evocation of a tricky decades-long working friendship."

Stan & Ollie Review

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Steve Klare
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Thanks, Matt

From what I'm hearing: silver disk is due out the end of next month (March, that is....)

I read a biography of them a few years ago. It's not very often you find biographies of two distinct people that are in the same book. Decades came and went, and money and wives too, but they were pretty much constant for each other.

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Terry Sills
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Regarding the comment of the impression that Hal Roach exploited 'The Boys'
I'm sure that is generally accepted that although Roach promoted them to worldwide fame, he also took them to the cleaners monetarily. He also held the rights to all their Hal Roach productions I believe.

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Leon Norris
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That's show Business?

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Terry Sills
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Just seen the film and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought Stan and Ollie were portrayed superbly and being an ardent fan, I have to admit that it reduced me to tears - some of joy and some of sadness - (silly old fool).
Great film and I would heartily recommend that for anyone who hasn't seen it, to make the effort.

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I Agree its a good movie! Well made! A must see for Laurel and Hardy fans!

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Dominique De Bast
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The Laurel et Hardy song (in French of course) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-dpoenltfg

That will not be obvious for Anglo-saxons listeners but they have, like in their dubbed films when they talk,an English native speaking accent when they sing in French [Big Grin]

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Janice Glesser
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The English speaking accent is so obvious to your ears Dominique. I think it was wonderful that their movies were dubbed in so many languages. Their humor was universal.

I just got to see "Stan and Ollie" myself earlier this week. At first I was a bit disappointed that the majority of the film dealt with the duo's later years. I was somewhat sad to see how their careers wound down. But it did show the respect and dedication they had towards one another.

The acting was spot on and the makeup superb. Definitely a must see!

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Dominique De Bast
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Yes, Janice. With Charlie Chaplin, they are probably the only actors from the silent era still known by young people. I hope to go to see the film as well.

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Lee Mannering
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A few of we film collectors are going to Stockport Plaza art deco cinema complete with Compton theatre organ to see it this Friday eve, in my case for the 3rd time. Will be good to see it again with some 8mm collectors.

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It certainly will 😂😂😂

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Mark Todd
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I just saw this the other day with my youngest son who is 15.

We watched it on my Epson and wow I was really surprised how good it was.

I cried for much of the last part of the film and through the credits.

I suppose we daftie lot feel connected to them.

We are going to watch it again this week. We watched Brats afterwards LCD too.

I have it on 16mm but can`t find it anywhere.

Might do a full on L+H film show this week with him as well.

Best Mark.

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