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10:37 pm: Saw Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit this evening. Very very very good film. Good pace, inventive, has an insane level of visual detail (I really must get a DVD of this and then stop-frame it), and unashamedly British. You can really see the benefit of the movie budget, in the huge shots of, well, wherever on earth it's set (apparently 1950s Ottle, or maybe Weatherfield).

Compared to A Grand Day Out, which I caught on BBC1 earlier today, it's amazing to see the difference in pace and ambition. That one extracted most of its humour from a small-town Lancashire man and his dog building a spaceship in their basement : subsequent ones have had to move to other forms of funny : visual gags, parody, suchforth. And they do it splendidly.

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Date:October 16th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
I loved the new W&G film too!!
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Date:October 17th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
It's cracking!

Oh, and it's set in Wigan according to Nick Park. There is a Wigan A-Z on the dashboard of Wallaces van. Strange but true...
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Date:January 12th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
...but Wigan is nowhere near the Yorkshire border...!
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