Saturday, December 03, 2005

A film on TV to look out for this week: Small Faces

If you haven't seen it, can I recommend you watch Gillies MacKinnon's film Small Faces this week. It's beautifully written, the settings feel vibrant and terrible at the same time, and the cast is a dream.

It's Scottish as well: but doesn't star either of the Paisley boys.... go figure...

Could it be that if truth be told, the reasons why I am so fond of several Scottish acting talents is because they are so damn good? That would be it...




Ignores fact that she is typing this sat in her study facing large framed photograph of Douglas Henshall and a poster board of miscellaneous postcards, home photographs and several news clipped pictures of such certain actorly folk...Hee

2 comments:

Darren said...

Watched it again the other day as it was being shown on the Sundance channel.

I have to be honest that when I first saw it - at the Odeon on Tottenham Court Road - I was thoroughly dissapointed with it, but I have seen it a couple of times since and I certainly think that it is one of those films that improve on second or third viewing.

PS
I take it that Joe McFadden isn'tfrom Paisley, then? Otherwise, surely he would be added to your Xmas wishlist. ;-)

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

As far I know JMcF is your standard Glasgae boy... though funnily, when Donald MacLellan sent me the wonderful photograph of Dougie that now hangs in my study, he did enclose a lovely little note on a postcard of the photograph of JMcF that came from the same collection of photographs.

I remember being impressed with JMcF from "The Crow Road" - mind, I'm a huge Peter Capaldi fan so was watching it mostly because of that.