Sunday, September 28, 2008
Great Scottish-set films
Finally saw Hallam Foe yesterday, an excellent film set in Edinburgh.
It's quite fun, sitting down watching films and recognising your (adopted) home town in places recognising many of the sights. And as usual, a story that is very different from your own life. Dark in places, but very funny in others. Very much worth checking out. And if you didn't want to see it, just because the last time you saw Jamie Bell he was in Billy Elliott, then shame on you!
An excellent soundtrack, not all scottish indie, but three fantastic tracks that I think everyone should hear:
Orange Juice - 'Blue Boy.' mp3
Franz Ferdinand -'Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow.' mp3
Sons & Daughters -'Broken Bones.' mp3
Other great scottish set films would include: Restless Natives, Sweet Sixteen, Local Hero, Gregory's Girl, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting...oh and I've never seen Brigadoon or Greyfriar's Bobby.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend...