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British filmmaking showed much of its potential in this marvellous production chronicling the boyhood experiences of Billy, whose expectations lead no further than following his father into the pits when he reaches manhood. Everything changes when he finds Kes, an injured Kestrel, whom he nurses and cherishes back to health. Their relationship becomes symbolic of a doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North.

Kes is a marvellous, moving and compassionate film, so realistic that it is often funny. Written and directed by one of the most politically committed of British filmmakers, Kes is an astute authentic analysis of society at large.

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Top top film.

excellent film

8% quidco

is that little boy giving us the fingers?

That's billy, and he is yes :thumbsup:

Brilliant film

Great find , I've had this for years but everyone should have a copy in their collection .

This is 1 of my fave films.I had a budgie,actually it was bought from same aviary same time as the 1 in my avatar and her name I called Kes cos of this film.

First saw it as a youngster back in the early 70's. Gritty and poignant but interspersed with some truly funny moments provided by the late Brian Glover as Mr Sugden the sports teacher.

Good film and the only book I enjoyed reading at school :-)

Robbo11

First saw it as a youngster back in the early 70's. Gritty and poignant … First saw it as a youngster back in the early 70's. Gritty and poignant but interspersed with some truly funny moments provided by the late Brian Glover as Mr Sugden the sports teacher.


Same here... Though a little later, early 80's at school. In those daft 20 minute English lessons so it took about 2 weeks to watch.
Stopped a few of the regulars wagging it for a fortnight though... That is how good a film it is!

Can I vote "Absolutely ffflipping roasting! on this?!?;-)

Craaaaaiig Daavid :giggle:

They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to remind us of how lucky we were that we didn't live in the grim north.

It is a very good film though.

In our games lesson at high school (79-85), if anyone forgot their games kit they had to wear what were called 'Caspers' These were great big oversized shorts. - Didn't realise until I was a bit older that they refered to the shorts Billy Casper had to wear in the footie match.

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Then again, I am Barnsley born & bred, so I can relate to so much in the film. The fields and woodlands where Billy hung out is so simular to what we did when we were kids. Off into the woods, looking for bird eggs, baby kestrels or owls. There was always someone who lived local that had a tame kestrel (defo not PC nowadays).

they still show it at my school! so in the 2000's i think i would have watched it in... erm.. 2004! excellent book and film.

Great film! I've seen this in a couple of places for £3, Asda and Fopp i think.

[COLOR=olive]The little lad wrongly accused of smoking and ultimately getting whacked from the headmaster should have got an award for his masterful cameo performance[/COLOR] :thumbsup:

this is £3 in hmv too peeps

they showed us this film in primary school lol
thanks

better to live in the 'grim north' than with the small minded southerners

excellent! my hubby never reads book, and he will say to me only book i have read is kes and that was when i was at school,

so i think i will buy it and put it away for silly pressie at christmas.


must say he does read but only autotrader and car mags, doesnt know what hes missing, cany beat a good book! :thumbsup:

Great film

davek

better to live in the 'grim north' than with the small minded southerners



ohh get you

RedOnRed

They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to … They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to remind us of how lucky we were that we didn't live in the grim north.



That's brilliant coming from someone in Milton Keynes!

Ordered, thanks for that. Great film & read the book at School years ago and part of the book we read very loudly because it was a swearword and it was permitted. :-D

Banned

RedOnRed

They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to … They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to remind us of how lucky we were that we didn't live in the grim north.It is a very good film though.



ha,they showed this in my school in the 70,s in glasgow and we all thought it grim down south!!:-D

kristoff

[COLOR=olive]The little lad wrongly accused of smoking and ultimately … [COLOR=olive]The little lad wrongly accused of smoking and ultimately getting whacked from the headmaster should have got an award for his masterful cameo performance[/COLOR] :thumbsup:



Agreed , I feel so sorry for him because he just can't get anyone to listen as to why he is there .

It is a great film at a great price. But cards on table. We watched the film and read the book at school. Its pretty depressing stuff.....

"They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to remind us of how lucky we were that we didn't live in the grim north."

oh dear little britain, pass me that revolver.

i belive it's £3 in Asda too..

stora

Good film and the only book I enjoyed reading at school :-)



Completely agree, was the only 1 I enjoyed too, we read the book and then watched the film at School, must have been 1985 :oops:

Come off it, so generally speaking, up north wasn't grim in the 70's then was it? Most of the towns and cities have been completely rejuvenated since then.

Doesn't make anyone proud to say it but there was a lot of derelict and decaying industry which was the backdrop to the whole film really.

RedOnRed

They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to … They used to show us this at school in the 70's. I think it was partly to remind us of how lucky we were that we didn't live in the grim north.It is a very good film though.




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LMFAO!!!! :w00t:

bellboys

LMFAO!!!!


Milton Keynes might be a soulless new town but it's hardly equal to the Barnsley Kes location of the 70's. Part of the film's charm is that he can admire and appreciate nature in the midst of such hardship and the film's location perhaps epitomises that part of England at the time.

RedOnRed

So I live in a soulless new town...what's that got to do the with it?




You forgot GRIM. I was reminded of the old saying when I read your post:

People who live in glass (concrete?) houses.....

bellboys

You forgot GRIM. I was reminded of the old saying when I read your … You forgot GRIM. I was reminded of the old saying when I read your post:People who live in glass (concrete?) houses.....



Not too sure of the point you're trying to make. OK, Milton Keynes is hardly Paris or Florence but do you think 2007 Milton Keynes is identical to 1969 Barnsley?

I think I need to buy this. I live a couple of miles away from Barnsley n have never seen it!

This has just been on Sky Classics (started at 9pm). Great film. Voted Hot :thumbsup:

Banned

Random fact : Three kestrels were used during filming.

JDeal

Random fact : Three kestrels were used during filming.



Did that include the one in the dustbin?:whistling:

could always go to wh smith website it is only £17.63 delivered?????
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