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(Deadline)   A lost documentary on Leonard Cohen and a banned Peter Sellers film will finally see the light of day in the US   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Long-lost Leonard Cohen, The Magic Christian, director Tony Palmer, Peter Sellers, Toronto-based digital distributor, North American distributor, avid Leonard Cohen, musician confront fans  
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2018-03-08 06:53:19 AM  
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I bought a dvd of "Bird On A Wire" from Amazon about four years back, right here in the good ol' USA.
 
2018-03-08 08:05:11 AM  
They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?
 
2018-03-08 08:44:19 AM  

Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?


I went googling with that very question in mind and came up with nothing. Probably banned for not showing the Peter Sellers THEY wanted to portray - BBC are notorious coonts
 
2018-03-08 09:57:19 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: ?

I bought a dvd of "Bird On A Wire" from Amazon about four years back, right here in the good ol' USA.


I hate to break it to you, but that's not Leonard Cohen:
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TWX
2018-03-08 09:57:28 AM  
A new Leonard Cohen documentary? Hallelujah!
 
2018-03-08 09:58:37 AM  
"Ze Day ze Pink Panther Cried"?
 
2018-03-08 10:06:26 AM  
Documentaries are coming. To the USA.
 
2018-03-08 10:14:49 AM  

rcain: Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?

I went googling with that very question in mind and came up with nothing. Probably banned for not showing the Peter Sellers THEY wanted to portray - BBC are notorious coonts


I went on a Google hunt as well and came up empty handed.  I have to believe there was more to it than that.  Maybe something racy or rude that the BBC wouldn't show at the time?  Might have to watch the doc and see if anything sticks out.  He was a great comedic actor.  (His terrible Indian accent in The Party notwithstanding.)
 
2018-03-08 10:44:13 AM  

Psychopusher: rcain: Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?

I went googling with that very question in mind and came up with nothing. Probably banned for not showing the Peter Sellers THEY wanted to portray - BBC are notorious coonts

I went on a Google hunt as well and came up empty handed.  I have to believe there was more to it than that.  Maybe something racy or rude that the BBC wouldn't show at the time?  Might have to watch the doc and see if anything sticks out.  He was a great comedic actor.  (His terrible Indian accent in The Party notwithstanding.)


He also did the South Asian thing in a guest bit on _The Odd Couple_.
 
2018-03-08 10:51:53 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: ?

I bought a dvd of "Bird On A Wire" from Amazon about four years back, right here in the good ol' USA.


It was pirated. There is a TON of pirated content being sold as legit on Amazon.
 
2018-03-08 11:01:15 AM  

mrsleep: thatguyoverthere70: ?

I bought a dvd of "Bird On A Wire" from Amazon about four years back, right here in the good ol' USA.

It was pirated. There is a TON of pirated content being sold as legit on Amazon.


Are you suggesting that my CONY PlayingStation IV might be a knock-off?
 
2018-03-08 12:17:19 PM  

mrsleep: thatguyoverthere70: ?

I bought a dvd of "Bird On A Wire" from Amazon about four years back, right here in the good ol' USA.

It was pirated. There is a TON of pirated content being sold as legit on Amazon.


Interesting. You learn something new every day. Thanks!
 
2018-03-08 12:27:18 PM  

Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.


Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.
 
2018-03-08 12:38:13 PM  

Psychopusher: rcain: Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?

I went googling with that very question in mind and came up with nothing. Probably banned for not showing the Peter Sellers THEY wanted to portray - BBC are notorious coonts

I went on a Google hunt as well and came up empty handed.  I have to believe there was more to it than that.  Maybe something racy or rude that the BBC wouldn't show at the time?  Might have to watch the doc and see if anything sticks out.  He was a great comedic actor.  (His terrible Indian accent in The Party notwithstanding.)


You take that back! Hirundi V. Bakshi is a (stereotypical) national treasure.

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2018-03-08 12:45:05 PM  

Barfmaker: Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.

Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.


Being There seems more and more plausible now.
 
2018-03-08 12:57:18 PM  

Barfmaker: Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.

Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.


You should check out _The Goon Show_ .  BBC radio comedy.  No Goons, no Python, no Firesign Theatre, no Harvard Lampoon.  No Lampoon, no SNL.
 
2018-03-08 01:07:07 PM  

Barfmaker: Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.

Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.


My favorite Clouseau scene is when he's upstairs and he tries out someone's parallel bars. He swings his legs slightly a few times, then suddenly swings his over one of the bars to dismount. He ends up going over the railing and down the flight of stairs.

He then jumps up to his feet and exclaims "That felt GOOD!"

Still makes me laugh.
 
2018-03-08 01:16:37 PM  

Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?


No idea, but I get the feeling that it was made and remained unaired, like the others listed, for whatever reason (scheduling, current events at that particular time, management decision, etc)  and calling it "BANNED!" forty-some years later makes it more marketable.
 
2018-03-08 02:51:53 PM  

Rock Krenn: Psychopusher: rcain: Barfmaker: They both sound good, the Sellers one appeals a lot, I wonder why it was banned?

I went googling with that very question in mind and came up with nothing. Probably banned for not showing the Peter Sellers THEY wanted to portray - BBC are notorious coonts

I went on a Google hunt as well and came up empty handed.  I have to believe there was more to it than that.  Maybe something racy or rude that the BBC wouldn't show at the time?  Might have to watch the doc and see if anything sticks out.  He was a great comedic actor.  (His terrible Indian accent in The Party notwithstanding.)

You take that back! Hirundi V. Bakshi is a (stereotypical) national treasure.

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Don't get me wrong, it's still farking funny -- for the life of me, I don't know why, but to this day the "birdie num-nums" scene still cracks me up -- but in today's much more PC culture, it does become kind of cringy.  Not Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's cringy, but still cringy.
 
2018-03-08 02:53:43 PM  
"SVOD."
@$&#
 
2018-03-08 04:22:40 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Barfmaker: Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.

Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.

My favorite Clouseau scene is when he's upstairs and he tries out someone's parallel bars. He swings his legs slightly a few times, then suddenly swings his over one of the bars to dismount. He ends up going over the railing and down the flight of stairs.

He then jumps up to his feet and exclaims "That felt GOOD!"

Still makes me laugh.


Hahaha yes! Ahh man, going to need a re-watch I think, it's been too long.
 
2018-03-08 06:09:18 PM  

Barfmaker: thatguyoverthere70: Barfmaker: Psychopusher: He was a great comedic actor.

Burned into my brain for life is the scene where, as Clouseau, he has that armour glove with the spiked ball on his hand and it's dangling by the fire and he ends up smashing the piano. I was a kid when I saw that and I roared and i'm laughing just typing this now.

He was Chauncey Gardiner in Being There too, he had a huge breadth of ability.

My favorite Clouseau scene is when he's upstairs and he tries out someone's parallel bars. He swings his legs slightly a few times, then suddenly swings his over one of the bars to dismount. He ends up going over the railing and down the flight of stairs.

He then jumps up to his feet and exclaims "That felt GOOD!"

Still makes me laugh.

Hahaha yes! Ahh man, going to need a re-watch I think, it's been too long.


His surprise fights with Cato are still funny, despite the "little yellow friend" comments.

I'll have to track down the early Goons films - The running, jumping, and standing still film, The case of the Mukkinese battlehorn, and there's one or two others IIRC.
 
2018-03-08 08:02:56 PM  
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ALL HAIL THE PRIESTESS OF THE WHIP
 
Ab3
2018-03-09 02:55:51 AM  
When are we going to get that NSFW titled Rolling Stones movie?
 
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