Day: June 8, 2016

Film 93 – tape 1447

Some more movie reviews from Barry Norman. The first episode features reviews of

There’s a report from Tom Brook about Indecent Proposal, with all the principals pretending this is all very classy and edgy, instead of creepy.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 19th April 1993 – 22:10

In the next episode, Barry casts his critical eye over

There’s a report on the state of the British Film Industry

BBC Genome: BBC One – 26th April 1993 – 22:10

In the next episode, there’s reviews of

There’s a profile of Bill Murray, which looks at some of the roles he turned down. Batman?

Roles Bill Murray Turned Down

There’s also a location report on Ken Loach’s Raining Stones.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 3rd May 1993 – 23:35

Next, Barry looks at

There’s a report on Henry Mancini scoring Son of the Pink Panther.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 17th May 1993 – 23:00

Before the next episode, there’s a trailer for Don’t Leave Me This Way.

Then, a Film 93 special from the Cannes Film Festival. Including an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger promoting Last Action Hero.

He talks to director and the cast of The Piano.

Kenneth Branagh talks about Much Ado about Nothing

Mike Leigh and Ken Loach talk about their films Naked and Raining Stones.

Michael Douglas talks about Falling Down.

Steven Soderbergh talks about King of the Hill

BBC Genome: BBC One – 26th May 1993 – 22:20

Back to the normal format for the next episode, with reviews of

There’s a special report on the special effects of Super Mario Bros. Barry manages to get Annabel Jankel’s name wrong in the introduction – he calls her Annabel Jenkin.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 31st May 1993 – 23:15

After this episode, recording continues with a trailer for programmes celebrating the Coronation. Then the recording stops, and underneath there’s a film of people rock climbing. From the minimal amount of dialogue, it’s a French film which segues from rock climbing to caving under snow, and it might be called Nuit Blanche – or that might be a separate film. Whatever it is, it just stops with an ITV Nights Presentation end card. Just a filler, presumably.

Then we’re treated to bpm, in which Brenda Tuohy and David Dorrell present a music show standing outside different nightclubs. “There’s some wicked dancing going on inside” says David, on;y to be proved a liar when we cut to the dancefloor.

I hate nightclubs. I hate movie scenes set in nightclubs (Matrix sequels, I’m looking at you). So a TV show about nightclubs isn’t really going to do much for me.

The recording finishes not long into this programme.


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