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cresshead
12-25-2008, 03:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g8hbw/Wallace_and_Gromit_A_Matter_of_Loaf_and_Death/

nice short film!:thumbsup:
love the aliens film reference in that too!

good to see them back on form:)

their site>>
http://www.wallaceandgromit.com/films/loafanddeath/

http://images.wallaceandgromit.com/films/loafanddeath/gallery/2.jpg

Dexter2999
12-25-2008, 04:21 PM
Only available in UK. Bummer.

Love the Nick Park stuff. LOL, Made me look good at least twice since I discovered him. Brought in THE WRONG TROUSERS back in film school for a screening and everyone went nuts.
Few years later I was doing AV work. The convention was the National Zoological Society and the main session for two days was about "animal enrichment" So for the second day I brought in CREATURE COMFORTS and played it during the break. Again the crowd goes crazy and they were all like "You HAVE to play that again! There were people out getting coffee and they didn't see it!"

Yeah, I know broke the Copyright about public screening. But I didn't charge for it, and if anything I figure a number of them probably bought it for themselves. So I was acutally generating profit for them.

shrox
12-25-2008, 04:33 PM
It's not new but a there are several good ones here:
Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions

http://www.hulu.com/wallace-and-gromit-cracking-contraptions

cresshead
12-25-2008, 04:51 PM
drat on those outside the u.k....you'll have to either get a proxy connection or wait till your local tv shows it...oh and it'll be on DVD soon too via amazon
...march 2009 though..eeek!

youtube clip>>
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jIZhkE2nSAY

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wallace-Gromit-Matter-Loaf-Death/dp/B001GIOJC0/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1230248983&sr=8-11

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BzI05DJgL._SS500_.jpg

Captain Obvious
12-25-2008, 07:38 PM
The Aliens reference was pure gold!

gerry_g
12-27-2008, 09:27 AM
Do you not think the central premise of the'Bake-o-Lite Girl' a clear spoof on the very very old British Nimble bread adds of mid sixties SEE HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NopAq6tUHVk) is a little too..... 'British' for world wide appeal, not to mention you'd have to be over fifty to remember them in the first place

cresshead
12-27-2008, 10:11 AM
Do you not think the central premise of the'Bake-o-Lite Girl' a clear spoof on the very very old British Nimble bread adds of mid sixties SEE HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NopAq6tUHVk) is a little too..... 'British' for world wide appeal, not to mention you'd have to be over fifty to remember them in the first place

i see whre your coming from but the whole deal about wollace n gromit is the "retro british-ness" from the 50's n 60's..and "anything" that's in that ballpark [nick park??!] has a great appeal to those in U.S.A who belive everyone in Engand [everyone lives in london apparantly] is still wearing bowler hats, carries a "brolly" and has tea with the queen on a friday after cricket and some fox hunting practice!:D

ware rabbit film>>
one of the things that FAILED for me was the hollywood-ness of the ware rabbit film/...it lost loads of appeal to me compared to the other shorts nick park helped create...maybe too many money men from usa on board that one. and so not enough english-o-matic humor.

btw a matter of loaf and death had the highest audience of any program on xmas day..:thumbsup:

gerry_g
12-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Yes totally agree, they are a time capsule of a Britain long past and for us Brits have deep resonances, but from an international perspective surely they just look twee and quaint. As to Americanization of The Ware Rabbit, yes there was one scene where Wallace is reeling off the names of cheeses (including his beloved Wensleydale) where he finishes with the cheese Monterey Jack clearly stuck in for the American audience.

Captain Obvious
12-28-2008, 09:47 AM
everyone in Engand [everyone lives in london apparantly] is still wearing bowler hats, carries a "brolly" and has tea with the queen on a friday after cricket and some fox hunting practice!:D
I don't know about the rest of you, but that's what I do! :thumbsup:

Dexter2999
12-28-2008, 11:04 AM
C'mon, everyone in the UK has to fall into one of the catagories of THE AVENGERS, MONTEY PYTHON, or a Guy Richie film.

Although the peeps who post here seem more like something out of DOCTOR WHO or TORCHWOOD.

JBT27
12-28-2008, 03:09 PM
Do you not think the central premise of the'Bake-o-Lite Girl' a clear spoof on the very very old British Nimble bread adds of mid sixties SEE HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NopAq6tUHVk) is a little too..... 'British' for world wide appeal, not to mention you'd have to be over fifty to remember them in the first place

No you wouldn't - I'm not over 50 and remember those ads.....OK, I remembered them when I read your post.....:D

Julian.

Bog
12-29-2008, 05:13 PM
Yup. Loved it - the first five minutes stank compared to the rest, but the rest was sheer gold. And Nick Park walked away from a very lucrative contract in the US so he wouldn't have to Americanise his Wallace and Gromitty goodness. He was offered pots of cash to do so - turned it down and walked away, and was plenty happy for it.

Good for him! They belong to him, so if he wants to keep it British, then let him - America's got it's own versions of The Office, Life on Mars and even Little Freaking Britain (!) so if you want something down-home and 50s, go make it yourself. There's absolutely nothing stopping you, 'cause if you're reading this you're already an animator!

I don't have any such retro English goodness, so I can't wait to sell out to Hollywood. Yay money!

And yeah - the Aliens sequence was pure gold. A deep-fried slice of TV gold, drowned in golden syrup. Yay.

*edit* And the 1960s Batman film bit was brilliant, too. (cf: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=G4v1hAnfy1I )

*edit* AND THE CAKE IS A LIE!

Captain Obvious
12-30-2008, 11:01 AM
America's got it's own versions of The Office, Life on Mars and even Little Freaking Britain (!) so if you want something down-home and 50s, go make it yourself.
There's an american version of Little Britain? :confused: Now I'm scared.

Bog
12-30-2008, 11:05 AM
I actually derive much comfort from how little of contemporary culture makes any sense to me.

cresshead
12-30-2008, 11:13 AM
btw loved the record player in the car!