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Old 02-10-19, 05:43 PM
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Anyone catch the trick bike edit early on?
Yep. Save yourself some breath of life, folks. FFWD to this scene and then zap it.


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Haven't read the Rotten Tomatoes review on the movie-

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Though I'm sure it has a bit more sophisticated love triangle. Ha.

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Scenes filmed at the Raleigh factory. Starring Albert Finney, made in 1960.


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Old 02-11-19, 06:17 PM
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Albert died just 4 days ago, RIP. Always a favourite of mine.

He should have won an Academy award for The Dresser, superb in Millers Crossing, turned down a knighthood from the Queen stating that it's that sort of thing that's created too many problems for England. (paraphrased) Amazing thespian to boot, he certainly had the voice.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Haven't read the Rotten Tomatoes review on the movie-

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Though I'm sure it has a bit more sophisticated love triangle. Ha.

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Scenes filmed at the Raleigh factory. Starring Albert Finney, made in 1960.

https://youtu.be/PrBY6gQqbvo
Thanks for reminding me of the name of this Finney movie. It's from that period when "serious" British movies were almost entirely black and white downers, but I still like it. As for the movie subject of this thread, the principals obviously saw the Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the Young Girls of Rochefort and said I bet I can do that too. More power to them.
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Old 02-11-19, 10:26 PM
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Yeah that was pretty sick!

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hes on a unicycle in that shot and holding a wheel.
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Old 02-12-19, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
I'm very familiar with this movie, first saw it over 30 years ago: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - all began with John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.

Take a look at this charming movie (A Boy, A Girl and a Bike) from 1949 -

John.

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A bump, you should like this movie !

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The title sounds quite suggestive. But given the year it was made, I doubt it will fully deliver.
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Originally Posted by hobbs1951 View Post
I'm very familiar with this movie, first saw it over 30 years ago: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - all began with John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.

Take a look at this charming movie (A Boy, A Girl and a Bike) from 1949 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRt1gZqg5ag

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Now that's one heck of an opening scene. A Bentley forces a group of cyclist to ditch!
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"Low seat advisory" for the frequent rear projection simulated riding scenes. May trigger some viewers who are groin injury patients. Also, there should be a surgeon general's warning on the bike racing team meeting scene, where everyone is smoking cigarettes (?!).

Now we know what a bicycle-based economy would look like. These people's entire lives seem to revolve around their bikes. And I can only understand only about half of what they are saying, unfortunately.
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Old 02-16-19, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Haven't read the Rotten Tomatoes review on the movie-

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Though I'm sure it has a bit more sophisticated love triangle. Ha.

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Scenes filmed at the Raleigh factory. Starring Albert Finney, made in 1960.

https://youtu.be/PrBY6gQqbvo
Thanks for sharing this one Cranky... I didn't think I had ever watched it, so I tuned into it on a cold wintery evening this week. I'm pretty sure I'd seen at least a portion of this movie before (don't know where). Not much bicycle content, but an interesting watch, none-the-less. It learned me about the movie definition of a "kitchen sink drama", as someone mentioned that term in their comment post of the you tube site. It's a great slice of what it might have been like to work and live within the community surrounding the blue collar, Raleigh building, city of Nottingham, bitd.
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Originally Posted by hobbs1951 View Post
I'm very familiar with this movie, first saw it over 30 years ago: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - all began with John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.

Take a look at this charming movie (A Boy, A Girl and a Bike) from 1949 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRt1gZqg5ag

John.
Thanks for sharing a link to this movie John.... I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems strange that such a popular past time as bicycling was in that period of England's history, that more movies weren't created around the sport of bicycling.
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I agree with your sentiment, I've a few movies on DVD, but if I find any more online I'll post the link.

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A Boy, a Girl, and a Bike (1949) is a simple tale with a fascinating, now nostalgic, view of postwar England. It stars Honor Blackman as Susie Bates, "the girl." She went on to a long career and greater fame as Cathy Gale in TV's The Avengers (1962-4), Greek goddess Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and perhaps most famously as ***** Galore in the James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964.)
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I did enjoy Boy, Girl, Bike, so thank you for that lead. Sure a lot going on. Romantic triangle, crossing of class lines, teenage boy going bad, bike theft, club camping trip and road race, housing shortage, class prejudice, army deserter on a tandem with baby in the sidecar. David suddenly deciding he's "not the marrying sort" after proposing to HONOR BLACKMAN... that seemed kind of weird, although convenient. Anyway, I appreciated that the riders in the location scenes were the actors and not stunt doubles and was it David? took some realistic falls. Lots of exposition to explain racing strategy. I didn't mind. Corny and minor but well done and cheerful, and they obviously went to some length to make details plausible. I think during these years life in the UK could be bleak; the country was exhausted from the war and broke, rationing wouldn't lift for several more years, sections of the big cities had been bombed to gravel. Enjoyment of the outdoors might have been something the government was trying to encourage to get people to feel better. I also liked that the movie didn't shy away from the upper class snobbery about bicycles, which David is reminded of when he tells his parents about joining the bike club. (And which thanks to his natural enthusiasm he ignores.) And all that location shooting, those small country lanes and beautiful northern landscapes. Are those the Dales? All in all I believe the filmmakers were trying to remind the British there was still much to appreciate in their country and the future might be better than the recent past or present. Not artistically great but a lot to appreciate.
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