KEITH WATERHOUSE RIP

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Jogon
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Postby Jogon » Sat 04 Aug, 2012 5:39 pm

ArmleylassYou mean this?http://tinyurl.com/ce6m5ylWhich one is youOriginally Topsy Jane was cast as Liz and the Town Hall scenes feature her (on the final film). She became ill during filming and was replaced by Julie Christie.The scenes were too expensive to reshoot and so Topsy Jane can just be seen.http://youtu.be/Og3ue3P05JE
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Postby Jogon » Sat 04 Aug, 2012 5:55 pm

pic Now there's a LEEDS SECRET !    
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Postby ArmleyLass47 » Sat 04 Aug, 2012 10:38 pm

Thanks Jogon and ooopppss memory fadingJohn Schlesenger not Otto Premiger he wasntavailable that day laugh.
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Postby jonleeds » Sun 05 Aug, 2012 7:39 pm

I've loved most of Keith Waterhouse's books, probably Billy Liar and There is a Happy Land are my favorites. He was also a journalist for one of the broadsheet newspapers for many years and he was quite outspoken in his opinions. His book City Lights is a great autobiographical piece which paints a realistic portrait of Leeds in the mid-20th century. Also with his long time collaborator Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse wrote the scripts for the Worzel Gummidge childrens television programme which I loved and was very popular when I was a nipper. I was very sad when I heard he'd passed away a few years ago. I first got into his work when we studied Billy Liar for GCSE English and it sparked my interest in lots of other British social-realism films of that era - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Look Back in Anger. Up The Junction. This Sporting Life etc. I think if it hadnt have been for Keith's work I wouldnt have gone on to do English literature and language at A-Level and go on to university. It was great to know that a working class lad like me from south Leeds had made it. If anyone reading this hasnt read his books then I'd strongly recommend them - there are a few that arent so great (Billy Liar on the Moon)! But his most well known works are truly brilliant.
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Postby Jogon » Sun 05 Aug, 2012 8:29 pm

jonI have just finished 'There is a Happy Land'. I loved 'City Lights', should be compulsory read for 'Leeds Citizenship'.The follow up 'Streets Ahead' was a cracking good holiday read this year too. p    
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Postby Jogon » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 7:46 pm

drapesy wrote: Trojan wrote: I have a paperback version of Billy Liar somewhere, the jacket design is based on the old Woodbines cigarette packet. Like this???? On the back of this thread/post I spotted a pristine copy of this round Headingley.I've grown up with the film, never read the book and felt it might not live up to the film. Also how could such a slim edition = 76th out of BFI's Top 100 British Films.Some parts and lines identical, other bits quite different but a good read and quickly drawn into it.Loved the scene setting for breakfast "Ay yokshire house, ay motha, ay fatha etc".Ending surprised, won't spoil it.
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Postby book » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 8:55 pm

I've just bought Jubb and Soho off Amazon second hand, I'll give my opinion later
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Postby majorhoundii » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 10:16 pm

There was a TV series on in the fifties called Budgie about a chancer in London, it starred Adam Faith - I think this was by Waterhouse too (poss also Willis Hall)

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Postby Jogon » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 10:23 pm

Yeah it's one of theirs.City Lights is a childs-eye love letter to LeedsStreets Ahead recalls leaving Leeds, his London Days, Fleet Street, Plays etc and covers stuff like Budgie.
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Postby zip55 » Thu 16 Aug, 2012 12:29 am

majorhoundii wrote: There was a TV series on in the fifties called Budgie about a chancer in London, it starred Adam Faith - I think this was by Waterhouse too (poss also Willis Hall) And spawned the fashion piece 'the budgie jacket'.
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