Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Little Flicker Post

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends your kind words where so nice to read this morning - I do thank you and appreciate them!!  Last night was some more, not much more, but a little more stitching on Hornbook, it's coming along nicely.
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The flicker for the evening was a relatively new one compared to the many old Noir and Dramas I usually watch.  The film is called "Greenfingers" - 2000 - and stars - Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Warren Clarke, Danny Dyer and Adam Fogerty.  This very English film revolves around a group of prisoners, gardening and a National Competition they enter.  Helen Mirren has never been better in this a stand out performance as "Georgina Woodhouse" gardening guru..  Based on a true story this perfectly charming film is a real gem - filmed in England with some beautiful footage of Hampton Court Palace it is really worth a look.


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There you go sports fans - short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

riona said...

One of the things I like best about your blog is that it broadens my cinematic horizons. I had never heard of Greenfingers but now I am intrigued enough to add it to the Netflix queue. I have always enjoyed Helen Mirren's work, particularly in Prime Suspect, but this sounds like something of a departure from her usual roles. Thank you for the recommendation.

Tracey said...

This sounds cute and right up my alley- Brits and gardening. :)May have to check it out!

Margaret said...

Oooooh, cool! I have to put this on my netflix queue asap! Thanks!

devonaz said...

Oh my gosh I could give you a big hug,,I have been searching for this title for every,,it was one of my moms favorite films,,she was from england and loved to garden and I could'nt for the live of me remember the title..thank you for sharing this with us,,have a great weekend...

Stitchinowl said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation. I never heard of Greenfingers, but I am a Helen Mirren fan.
Carolyn

Maggie O said...

Watched this a long time ago. Big Helen Mirren fan and Warren Clarke - you gotta love him.Bit rough and ready although if I recal a pussy cat in this film. Great movie. I attended a funeral this morning...wore my bangle that my "gardening" uncle gave me over 30 plus years ago. He introduced me to gardening and I have great memories of "our" achievements and long days with tea and biscuits in the garden planning the next move (there were lots of moves- plants should have been on wheels). I have carried it and work the way I was taught and I am now doing garden design...I never got to his funeral overseas and always regret that but wear "his" bangle when I attend others. Then your blog today Edgar and more gardening...coincidence or is he sending me a message lol? He is in my thoughts lots today so thanks for keeping it going... Always enjoy the blog and see many connections...mmmmm!!!

Gillie said...

Great film but of course it is British, lol! Thank you for putting my blog on your list!

Mary Beth said...

Saw Greenfingers last year and just thought it was wonderful. Glad you enjoy it, Edgar!