Why did people buy a phone with a 2G connection when 3G was available? Thus it was with Apple’s Iphone. Then they buy the next iphone, even though the screens can still be broken easily – doh! I use a Samsung Galaxy S – check out its scratch and dent test:
Next up, Samsung have created this:
Perhaps Apple will serve up its loyal customers with a phone which can make phone calls next?
Saw the remake of this classic film last night at the Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton. I scored it 8/10, which is a very high score for me. It dropped points for no originality (bit harsh for a remake but there you go) and for certain scenes which were very obviously filmed in Eastbourne. As a Brightonian who can remember the Palace Theatre on the pier, I can forgive them having the shape of the theatre on the end of the pier being the wrong shape but I did think the scooter riding mod scenes on the seafront, past Eastbourne’s herbaceous borders were a stretch of the imagination too far. I suppose most people who see the film won’t have that critical eye.
On the plus side, the film was excellent in every way: great acting, good cinematography, good script (again, not original but it was a remake). It is a challenging story and quite out of kilter with the modern take on the seedy side of life. It was refreshing to see a film which was violent but in no way glorified it. Compared to the servings dished up in the name of gangsterism in mainstream cinema, it was refreshing to be told a story at a completely natural pace, born out of a predictable accident which leads to an inevitable deterioration in the circumstances of everyone involved, however slightly. It did not make me feel good in any way but watching it was a rewarding experience.
It is often said that during the time Graham Greene’s book was originally set in, Brighton didn’t have any gangsters. Whether this was still true of 1964, when this new version was set, I do not know (Hey, I was only born in 1968!). However, it is certainly true today. Brighton is awash with drugs and the organised crime that goes with the control of prohibited activities. I often wonder why cannabis users make believe that their industry is somehow free from violence and deceit.
Back to the film, I’d like to know where the unfenced roads where?