Wild boss “Crazy Martin” lobbed an extra £90 in the Strathie pub quiz jackpot last week but it was NOT WON and it means tonight’s jackpot has soared to a frankly unsustainable £210.
Be the one who wins it tonight. Quiz at 7pm!
Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s La Bionda who are a pair of Italian brothers who felt very nice, very disco in the 70s and 80s.
The video tells the story of what will happen when Italy gets round to having a space program (their sex-mad astronauts will easily be seduced by weird alien lady-ghosts)
It’s like an episode of Star Trek but with better music and more honest. If Captain Kirk really did go for all those space-women, it would be sure to wrong pretty quickly but he always wins, that’s the American way.
In this video, the heroes are defeated straight away, lured by the promise of intergalactic sex. This human frailty is realized and honestly documented. This is the European way.
I know I said that last week’s film was the greatest film ever made but this chart hasn’t been written in advance, I’m just thinking of the best film I can every week for 10 weeks so by the time we hit number 1 it should be totally banging.
Anyway- I re-watched The Good The Bad And The Ugly a couple of months ago just to check it is still brilliant and I was not let down.
Maybe you know the title but don’t know the film. Basically a story of bounty hunters, outlaws, civil war and treasure and it’s set in the American old west but filmed in Europe and made by the Italian director Sergio Leone.
There were several films of this ilk in the 60s which were made by Italian directors so they got the (slightly derogatory) name ‘Spaghetti Westerns’.
Unlike most American-made westerns, then men in the films were not clean-cut heroes. They were all dirty bastards, even the “goodies”. It was a refreshing change.
The Good The Bad and The Ugly is the last and the most famous of a trilogy by Leone and it’s just terrific.
There’s dirt in spades, sudden death at every corner and situations that just look like the end of the line, scenes of real desperation.
The film carries a constant sense of murder, menace and cheap life. All the way through you’re thinking “Ah couldnae cope with this”.
At the same time it manages to be funny, but without being a stupid clown.
Anand it has some of the greatest film music ever recorded. The music was composed by Ennio Morricone and stands the test of time. It’s a byword for “epic”
The main theme is a cracker, and very famous – but one of the best bits of tune is here: ‘The Ecstacy of Gold‘, when they finally find the cemetery they’ve been looking for, the cemetery with all the buried gold. The loot is in one of those graves.,the one marked ‘Arch Stanton’… all you have to do is find it…
Actually, Tuco finds the grave pretty quickly which is fortunate cos the music’s great and everything but it would be rubbish if this scene was two hours long which seems a more realistic prospect.
That’s why films are great though, isn’t it. They just tell you the story. None o’ the shite!
Watch this film – it is more satisfying than most. In fact, as I said above, it’s the greatest film ever made.
You want another recommendation? I happen to know this is James the Baker’s favourite film.
How is this film only number eight on my list?
Well, I have one week to think of something better.