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Hilda Bloggs, the retired couple the utterly naive couple are '
determined to do the right thing when unacceptable as representatives oi _ the bomb drops in Raymond Briggs' contemporary society: they are still
highly successiul ‘When The Wind mentally locked not only in the Blows’, have now stepped irom the memories oi the (by comparison) cosy
book on to the big screen. The community oi the Blitz and licking
animation, by the same team which Hitler, but also in a rural, comiortable
produced the award-winning ‘The England that is itsell largely a product
Snowman’, is ot a very high standard oi nostalgic memory. Briggs loads the
indeed, reproducing his distinctive scale: his reliance on the small, absurd - °
style through a complex new technique rituals at their pathetic preparations lor C. Ta.ke remge In a vehme which marries three-dimensional Armageddon depends too much on preV'OUSIV prepared-
model sets with cartoon iigures. their being so completely out oi touch
Admirers oi the book will lind a very with anything resembling —
straight adaptation, with the only contemporary reality.
intrusions coming lrom a couple oi If that never bothered you in the book,
ratherilorid iantasy sequences, and then I can recommend the lilm, /
some intercut iootage ol real although neither ever manages to
missile-launchers running the gauntlet generate any real tension. The - - - - - oidemonstraiors atthe bases. Jim and narrative ambles along ontotally 0- V's" Lmle Rad Bld'ng Hilda, whose voices are supplied by predetermined lines to an unavoidable HOOU .
John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft, are as conclusion, and, at 85 minutes, long _ disingenuoust bumbling as ever, tor a cartoon, takes its time in doing so.
dutiiully building their indoor shelter Five stars tor the animation, though,
(which they then iorget to stay in while the sheer horror oi nuclear
anyway), worrying about the toilet, the devastation adds a harrowing edge to
milk, the papers, the phones, the the whole project. (Kenny Mathieson)
shops, all the daily staples oi a the
E. Hide under the stairs. ' L9 we“ H's" (Rfmcn Elmcoi plunging necklines and heaving France, 1975) Philippe NOWCL bosoms caused a sensation. _ Romy Schneider. In asmall Edinburgh; EUFS provincial French town a surgeon . Winchester 73 (p0) (f qthony has found the PerleCt balance 0f Mann, US. 1950) James :. ‘evvart. happiness with a successful practice Shelley Wimm‘ Dim DUN”. 93 and a blissmny devomd fam'ly l'fc- mins. Stewart tracks down the man
Then the war disrupts his good
who stole his copy of the famed gun fortune . . .Glasgow; French
and encounters various episodic
Cine'ClUb adventures resulting in a mountain
0 When the Wind Blows (PG) if shoot-out. A key film in the Western
(Jimmy T. Murakami, Uk, 1986) revival this marked the beginning of
With the voices of Sir John Mills and the justly celebrated Stewart-Mann , . . Peggy Ashcroft. 85 mins. See partnership and is still superior To: The LlSl, WII'Id BlOWS Comp., 14 ngll Street, Caption Review. Glasgow; ABC outdoors drama. Edinburgh; EUFS (To reach us Thurs Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; 0 Your Son and Brother (PG) (Vasily
Cameo Shukshin. USSR. 1966) Vsevelod Answer
0 The Wicked Lady (PG) (Leslie Sanaev. Leonid Kuravlev. 93 mins.
Arliss, UK, 1945) Margaret Shukshin‘s assertion of the worth of Name
Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia peasant life and village values is seen
Roc. 104 mins. The restless. in one of its most lyrical
thrill-seeking Lady Barbara turns manifestations with this drama in Address
highwaywoman by night and falls in which a son escapes from jail and
with a rum cove. Archetypal Forties’ spends the da back at his home .
costume drama, slow and stodgy village with his father. Dayl'me lel "0-
today, but once upon a time the Edinburgh; Filmhouse
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