I watched this with my dad when I was a kid and it blew my mind. I had been brought up on Victor comic and British war films where Jerry was always the bad guy.
This was the first time I had seen anything from the German point of view.
This was a big deal in itself but didn’t take too long to get used to. After succesfully putting aside partisanship you can start enjoying the film. I know the film but watched it again last month. It is still emotional and nail-biting.
Will they survive or will they die? You don’t know – you really don’t know – right up to the end…
So that’s Das Boot. It’s a massive classic and it’s on Netflix if you want to watch it.
I still have five films to pick. Maybe next week I’ll pick something modern. But probably not.
In any case, come to the quizzes tonight. You could win £280.
Note that last week’s large jackpot at the Brass has now become huge.
And here is the cheat music round answer which applies to the early quiz tonight at the Joker And The Thief:
That’s Feargal Sharkey who used to be the singer with the Undertones (Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin). The Undertones were cool in a punk pop way. Everyone liked the Undertones, then they disappeared.
Then, a few years later, it was the mid-1980s and Feargal Sharkey suddenly appeared out of nowhere to became this massive solo artist for about two songs and then, just as quickly, disappeared into oblivion.
Two flah-in-the-pan careers from the same bloke. Nice work.
Anyway, just imagine what you’re going to spend the £210 on when you win the jackpot at the Monkey tonight.
The first of those three links is particularly 2001 because it’s introduced by Gail Porter and she references Jamie Theakston.
I think the sample in the Rui Da Silva song is Spandau Ballet, but I can’t quite place it.
If I wasn’t a quizmaster I think I’d produce electronic dance music, mainly built around samples of Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, and Duran Duran songs of the early 1980s. It sounds like a decent way to make money.
It also sounds like an easy way to make fuck all money. I think there are quite a few procuders of electronic dance music based on old pop. I think it’s a buyers’ market.
So I’ll probably stick to quizzes just now. And of course, Cunto.
Jellybean‘s real name was John Benitez and the 80s he brought club house sounds into the charts in the guise of pop. The tunes still stand up. Billboard magazine have rated him as the 99th greatest dance artist of all time.