Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 346: Thursday Dec 15

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Hughes, 1987): Stratford Picturehouse, 8.30pm

This sounds like a lot of fun.  

From the Stratford Picturehouse introduction: Join the Picturehouse Podcast for a special Christmas screening of John Hughes' classic (ahem - Thanksgiving) comedy, PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. It's the boys' number one film to watch at Christmas, and they want to share it with you, on the big screen. There will be Christmas giveaways and pre-film activities in the bar, plus the boys will record a live podcast in the auditorium before the film begins.

Time Out review:

'When their flight is grounded by snow, suave advertising exec Neal Page (Martin) finds himself stuck with travelling shower-curtain-ring salesman Del Griffith (Candy), the human equivalent of a Double Whopper. Griffith offers the benefit of his wide-ranging travel experience, and the pair set off overland on an odyssey of disasters. Sympathy, initially with the exec, shifts to the salesman, who is revealed as a vulnerable and lonely misfit, while his companion proves an intolerant bully and foul-tempered snob.'
Elaine Paterson

Here's a great extract which kinda gets to the heart of the movie.

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