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Torslanda

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RIP Albert Finney
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:14:59 pm »
Another of our 'angry young men' gone. I may watch Erin Brokovich this evening.
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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 06:06:34 pm »
Damn.

Tom Jones is one of my all time favourite films and he’s a large part of the reason why.

A friend on Facebook has also just reminded me of him in Millers Crossing, in which he is truly magnificent.

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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 11:52:58 pm »
Thanks Tors- I was remembering Finney after hearing the news. I could see him in my head with a particular smug/ coniving look on his face and couldn't for the life of me remember what it was from.

It was his demeanour after giving Julia her payment cheque towards the end of the film and she goes off in a rant at how he must be a cheapskate until she looks at it and shuts up  ;D
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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 07:53:09 am »
He was always great to watch. And that scene from Erin B. is one that I can still see, too.

Funny, though: he was one actor whose name I could never remember, maybe because it was so uncontrived.
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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:39:11 am »
I was lucky enough, as a fifteen year-old, to see him on stage in London in John Osborne's "Luther".  He was terrific, only 25 and obviously would have had no idea how famous I would become.  At that time, I hadn't met my future wife but it turned out that her gran knew Albert's mother, and both were shop-keepers.

RIP Albert Finney

Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 12:34:59 pm »
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) - Opening Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAeb0wiQjA

as Arthur Seaton who worked making what looks like bottom bracket axles.

"£40 for a thousand of these a day"!

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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 01:59:39 pm »
as Arthur Seaton who worked making what looks like bottom bracket axles.

Yes, Arthur works at the Raleigh factory in Nottingham. That much is at least implied if not said explicitly in the book - it’s a while since I read it.

I love the fact that Saturday Night Sunday Morning and Tom Jones have the same director, star and production company yet could hardly be more different. Both great films.

Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 02:25:02 pm »
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) - Opening Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAeb0wiQjA

as Arthur Seaton who worked making what looks like bottom bracket axles.

"£40 for a thousand of these a day"!

Cutting oil for cleaning your hands.
That's a new one on me.
It sounded like "Fourteen pounds, three and tuppence, for a thousand of these a day"
Rather than £40

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Re: RIP Albert Finney
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 03:05:48 pm »
Yes. Back then my father, the senior draughtsman in quite a respectable drawing office, was pulling down something like £22/week.
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