Saturday, 5 September 2009

happy memories.......

Last evening I sat down and enjoyed a movie I havent seen for 25 years.......ouch. My eldest son had watched it earlier in the week and told me how he remembered us watching it all those years ago, and more importantly I suppose, how important its message still is.

Directed by Bill Forsyth and produced by David Puttnam, the cast pulls off the character acting demanded by the plot superbly.

Local Hero spawned a series of imitations, creating a whole new genre of film—the wacky Scottish comedy...Built on a mountain of metaphysics, the movie demands a few leaps of faith that are a bit difficult to make. But the premise of a yuppie from Texas traveling to an isolated town in Scotland to make poor but savvy fishermen wealthy is hilarious in itself...

I will say no and enjoy and enjoy your Saturday.


  1. Hi Michael,

    Never seen this one. But Scotland always can weave its magic!

  2. I'm adding this one to my queue right now! You've never given me a bum steer, Mick. Thanks.

  3. Did I ever see this? I can't remember. That Peter Rieger is the cute guy from Animal House from about that same time period. This is definitely going on my queue.

  4. A man after my own heart. I loved this movie. Like you, I have not seen it for a very long time but we have the video... somewhere... must watch... It's a jewel.