Archive | February 2010

Shenanigans…

Today, Jean Pierre Jeunet’s new film is released at the box office. MicMacs.

He’s the director behind Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children (and the one you all know him for), Amelie to name but a few.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to a preview screening last week, where the big man himself joined us at the BFI on South Bank afterwards for an extended Q&A.

Not quite sure why he had a translator, his English is near perfect. He’s articulate, gets our British sense of humour and is rather amusing. So, the film?

Well, if you are a fan of his distinctive visual style and ensemble cast (many of whom crop up in several of his films), you’ll love this. ‘MicMacs’ itself translates as shenanigans, which given what the scrap loving arms dealer haters get up to, is quite appropriate.

It’s a charming , funny, poignant and in parts very touching. Visually arresting (in a not too over the top CGI ‘look at all the blue people’ way), it’s a must see. Not that I’m auditioning for Wossy’s Film 2010 chair when he toddles off, but it’s 10/10, 5* and a big fat thumbs up from me…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And advises you keep away from stray landmines, bullets, and French vigilantes…

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Dear Britain…

Dear people of Britain,

I hereby solemnly swear on the Union Flag (the Palace of Buckingham, a piping hot pot of rosy lee and any passing British Bulldog or Hackney carriage), that I will not commission any edgy film directors to do what Lars Von Trier has done for Danish tourism.

Yours sincerely (with the stiffest of stiff upper lips),

Iain G. Morrison LLB (Hons)

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. At least until I find me a hot, cutting-edge film director with an appetite for risk…

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Do you want Sandy Balls?

I promise there are no bad Tiger Woods jokes on the way. But, oh how I chuckled when I came (pun intended) across this little beauty…

Where to start?! The comments on YouTube are marvellous, my favourite being, ‘the village of Bell End is also just down the road’. There are so many filthy puns kicking around in the back of my head, I don’t know where to start.

‘Sandy Balls. For simple pleasures’. I think it’s just best I toddle off about my day…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And needs to pay Sandy Balls a visit…

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Fly-fishing…

Remember this little gem from Yellow Pages? Particularly love the aggressive over the top ‘no’ from the man up the ladder 20 seconds in and the fuzzy warm glow at the end…

Really does take me back. And also reminds me how we used to hunt for things before we had google in our i-phone app ridden pockets…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And thinks there’s probably an app for fly-fishing too…

UPDATE: So, they tried to ride the nostalgia bandwagon with this new effort from Day V. Lately. Has all the emotion of a Posh Spice album track in my humble opinion…

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