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Thread #135578 Message #3092984
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
11-Feb-11 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
Subject: RE: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
One of the worst films that I ever saw was 'Educating Rita' with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. The Walters character (Rita), in the film, was supposed to be doing an Open University degree. I happened to be in the middle of an OU degree course when I saw the film and the fictional course bore no resemblance, whatsoever, to the reality. Although the standard of teaching that I received was generally excellent the idea that a student would have regular one-to-one tuition from her tutor, in his private office, was utterly ridiculous!
The acting in the film was OK but the script was 'make-it-up-as-you-go-along' rubbish. I lost the will to live when Rita's 'working class' family had a hearty 'singaround' in the pub - a scene that, if it ever existed at all, was straight out of the 1930s.
Finally, the setting - which was supposed to be a northern English industrial city - bugged me. It didn't look like any English city that I knew. Eventually I learned that the film was shot in Dublin - which looks like the capital of Ireland (and a fine capital city it is) - not Liverpool or Manchester!