Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Up the Junction


This is the pub scene from the amazing Up the Junction, which I finally watched with Lil'Sis and Chuckles during a very bleak hangover afternoon last week. "E're, when I go, I'm gunna 'ave 'orse n' cart. I mean, you get to your grave too quick in one of 'em motors." This is the kind of sentiment that seemed to ring so true, as we dissolved into a heavy morbid love of sixties British realism. Later that evening I watched the whole thing over again, and Lil'Sis disappeared with a double DVD of A Taste of Honey and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Chuckles went to the gym. Up The Junction is pretty much an ensemble piece, but Maureen Lipman and Adrienne Posta were just brilliant. I recently watched a really interesting Mark Lawson interview with Maureen Lipman, it seems something of a shame that despite the early stuff, her work with late husband Jack Rosenthal, and role in Polanski's The Pianist, to the majority, she is most famous for playing "Beatie" in the BT adverts. Still, they were pretty funny I suppose. And what happened to Adreinne Posta? She was fucking cool. Katie thought there was a Smiths connection, but after googling it and finding nothing, thought maybe this was just a dream, it being so right...

2 comments:

steviecat said...

There are some rather good 'sixties singles by Adrienne Poster (note alternative spelling : maybe try Googling that version ?).

jessica said...

ahhhh i love this! i'm gonna have to hit fopp for the full-on. you know i have to listen very carefully to some of those accents.........lovin' it. xx