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Monday 21st April 2008

Monday is, of course, difficult. However, on the way into work this morning, I enjoyed a gently subversive piece of tube graffiti.

Instead of the usual chewing gum bullets blotting out the eyes of whichever two-bit actress has taken on the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, or a biro scrawl indicating that Jamie Oliver is a "nob", this was a succinct film review of Flashbacks of a Fool, which somewhat undermined the Baz Bamigboye style snippet of typical poster hyperbole above it.


I'm tempted to seek out a poster for Mike Leigh's latest, Happy-Go-Lucky, and mark it "fairly irritating".

I also notice that (the same?) reviewer has drawn attention to the rather arrogant practice of actors who insist on being known by just a single name. You can't really make it out in the picture, but above Eve's name, someone has written "New Year's".

110 - posted at 11:30:43


I especially like the 'Eve' thing - I hope it starts a trend: "Adam and..."; "...of St Agnes"; "...ntide"...

1: Jim - 09:39:03 on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 (permalink)

"Jimmy Gr...s"

2: Rob - 10:32:01 on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 (permalink)

I saw this exact poster as well (hmm, we must take the same tube...) and it definitely made me LOL! Coincidentally, I'd just seen the film a few days earlier and wholeheartedly agreed with the review.

I was thinking of taking the idea of honest and succinct tube poster reviews and running with it. E.g. on The Incredible Hulk poster - 'Unnecessary'. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - 'Bit preachy'. Sex and The City - 'Great shoes but where was all the sex?' and so on and so forth.

3: Digressica (London) - 19:42:04 on Tuesday 8th July 2008 (permalink)

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