Author Topic: A Matter Of Loaf And Death  (Read 4601 times)

rower40

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A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« on: December 25, 2008, 09:12:42 pm »
Brilliant.
Nick Park for more Oscars.  That "Aliens" Homage (or plagarism?) was just amazing.
When can I get to see it again?
 
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 09:15:05 pm »
+Bagpuss.

On Iplayer now and will probably be dlable on a binary usenet server near you soon.

Edit: and a touch of Stan Laurel.
Edit2: Thunderbirds (again), Dads Army (Cpl Jones on the windmill), that Hovis ad, and the Slimcia bread advert (not Slimcia but sounds like it, with the balloon girl).

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 09:26:28 pm »
Aliens, Ghost and an other that I can't remember right now.

Top show, Aardman did it again.
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008, 09:29:52 pm »
Yes, Ghost with "bakers" wheel.  :thumbsup:

rower40

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2008, 10:20:34 pm »
Some Like It Hot - a couple dancing Salsa with rose in (his!) teeth.  Especially as that was just after we see Gromit dialling up "Hot" on one of those trademark illuminated dials.
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008, 12:24:52 am »
and the original Batman movie...

"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb"

Bloody brilliant.

 ;D


Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008, 12:31:18 am »
Anyone spot the chrome vehicle badge saying "Austin of England" in reversed / mirror writing just below the rear window of the van.
Why reversed?

Anyone spot the makers name on Wallace's fridge?
'SMUG'  :thumbsup: ;D


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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 08:36:09 am »
and the original Batman movie...

"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb"

Bloody brilliant.

 ;D



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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 09:06:52 am »
W&G never quite does it for me, but the Yorkshire Border was funny as the intended disposal point for the bomb.
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 10:49:52 am »
Might have been me but there was a plethora of references to classic movies in shows yesterday. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction in Coronation Street. The Great Escape in The Royal Family.

Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 10:50:59 am »
The old Nimble advert of course.

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2008, 03:11:58 pm »
And Cheesy Jet on the billboard ad.

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2008, 04:57:30 pm »
Watched this shortly after the Were-rabbit film. The longer film was MUCH better. I did enjoy Loaf, but the story felt rushed - perhaps an hour is the perfect length for W&G?

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2008, 05:08:53 pm »
And it topped the xmas day TV ratings too with 14.4 million viewers.

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2008, 06:35:44 pm »
It's repeated on BBC1 on 1/1/09.

Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008, 08:23:04 pm »
Loved it.

But then, we've loved every one. And I have an office full of W&G memorabilia. And I have a cuddly Gromit  :thumbsup:.

The "Yorkshire - Do Not Enter" sign was a cause of much mirth, though slightly less than the "Aye-up" magazine shot from the Were Rabbit movie. Half my immediate family were born in Yorkshire - so we always like digs at the "ol' country".

Yorkshire is better than Lancashire though.

*runs away*

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2008, 08:25:08 pm »
Loved it.

But then, we've loved every one. And I have an office full of W&G memorabilia. And I have a cuddly Gromit  :thumbsup:.

The "Yorkshire - Do Not Enter" sign was a cause of much mirth, though slightly less than the "Aye-up" magazine shot from the Were Rabbit movie. Half my immediate family were born in Yorkshire - so we always like digs at the "ol' country".

Yorkshire is better than Lancashire though.

*runs away*

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2008, 10:59:34 pm »
Loved it.

But then, we've loved every one. And I have an office full of W&G memorabilia. And I have a cuddly Gromit  :thumbsup:.

The "Yorkshire - Do Not Enter" sign was a cause of much mirth, though slightly less than the "Aye-up" magazine shot from the Were Rabbit movie. Half my immediate family were born in Yorkshire - so we always like digs at the "ol' country".

Yorkshire is better than Lancashire though.

*runs away*

It's Christmas. Peace and goodwill to all men. You can't help being wrong. I forgive you.  ;)

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2008, 11:24:01 pm »
It pains me to say it, but I loved it! I gave up trying to explain stuff to my nephews (4 and 6) after about a minute, but they loved it too! Clever on so many levels (many of which no doubt went straight over my head!)   :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2008, 08:01:31 pm »
We Lancastrians got the 'Furry' reference. But the stepped rooflines on the hillside terraces are a Yorkshire thing.

Damon.

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2008, 05:28:43 pm »
It was excellent - and packed so much incidental detail into 30 minutes. I just couldn't understand why they put it on so late. It should have been on before Doctor Who...

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2008, 11:19:00 am »
Was it just us Larringtons who thought it a bit sub-par, then?  I think we've been spoiled by the total brillstickiness of The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave.
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2008, 11:28:00 am »
Was it just us Larringtons who thought it a bit sub-par, then?  I think we've been spoiled by the total brillstickiness of The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave.

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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2008, 12:38:04 pm »
Was it just us Larringtons who thought it a bit sub-par, then?  I think we've been spoiled by the total brillstickiness of The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave.
No, the Kirst household felt it wasn't quite up to the usual standards.
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Re: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2008, 01:11:28 pm »
Too short, that's all.
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