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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Return Of The Return Of The Return Of Film Night...


Once again, Saturday evenings have become a cultural waste-ground for TV entertainment and so Rachel and I have returned to our sporadic 'film night' schedule.

Over the last month or so, we have watched some recent classics - The Theory Of Everything, The Imitation Game and Shaun The Sheep - but this week I went for something a bit different...

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.

Released on Blu-Ray for the first time in March, I jumped on this as another throwback to my days at university.

A low-budget, schlock horror of trashy Grand Guignol, full of boobs and blood, it had been a cornerstone of my final dissertation (for my Scriptwriting For Film & Television degree course back in 1998):
"Is That A Chainsaw In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me? - Exploring the strong female role models in the chainsaw films of Gunnar Hansen"
First page of my dissertation

Needless to say, Rachel was rather "surprised" by Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, taking to Facebook afterwards to declare: "I can't believe this is an actual film. I'm almost speechless!"

She also made it quite clear that next week we would be watching her choice of movie.

6 comments:

  1. Hahaha.

    There are women in my life who actually ask if we could watch things like Wolf Cop.

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    1. Mmmm, Wolf Cop, you say? I'll have to see if I can persuade Rachel to see that ;-)

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    2. Haven't seen it yet, but it's gonna happen.

      In a similar vein, my country has produced Manborg, which I heartily recommend. Also, Zombeavers.

      And then the next week we watch Jodorowsky's Dune or Casablanca or Mary Poppins or whatever... we're very eclectic.

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    3. Manborg is added to the list then. Loved Zombeavers, but again tried to convince Rachel it was a worthy investment of her time and she was having none of it ;-)

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  2. That dissertation looks like it had a very good proof read...

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    1. Flicking through this work of art, I actually spotted a typo... bit late to go back and change it now!

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