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4.15 - Castle De'ath

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: 4.15 - Castle De'ath Reply with quote

Discuss, review and rate Castle De'ath, produced c. Monday 2nd August 1965 to Friday 20th August 1965.

Teleplay by John Lucarotti
Directed by James Hill
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10/10

John Lucarotti's only film series script. Goodness knows what the plot is about something to do with fishing but who cares when it's this much fun.

Both Peel and Steed have fun with their assumed covers. I love how they revel in the clichés of an old castle and it's dark history. Of course the best scene is strangely the explosition one. He does a silly dance and she plays the mini-bagpipes.

James Hill makes a very strong directorial debut, he did his best work in season 4. It's makes it very much like a feature film, it looks so expensive.

The set design from Harry Pottle is superb, that grand main hall of the castle with massive dinning table, large staircase, big open fireplace. It all looks so solid. The gorgeous panelling in the hallways.

Ernest Steward's lighting is very effective and atmospheric.

Gordon Jackson brings such dignity and weight to his performance as the Laird Ian that it's not surprising that Clemens hired him for The Professionals. He's rather sympathetic even when painted as the villain. Robert Urquhart has that quality of being innocently mischievous - it used again in Wish You Were Here when he turns out to be the baddie in that as well.

Laurie Johnson's score is wonderful, really one of his best. I've got a re-recording of the fight music somewhere that he did for KPM production music.

And it all ends with that awful car boat thing.Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
10/10

John Lucarotti's only film series script. Goodness knows what the plot is about something to do with fishing but who cares when it's this much fun.

Both Peel and Steed have fun with their assumed covers. I love how they revel in the clichés of an old castle and it's dark history. Of course the best scene is strangely the explosition one. He does a silly dance and she plays the mini-bagpipes.

James Hill makes a very strong directorial debut, he did his best work in season 4. It's makes it very much like a feature film, it looks so expensive.

The set design from Harry Pottle is superb, that grand main hall of the castle with massive dinning table, large staircase, big open fireplace. It all looks so solid. The gorgeous panelling in the hallways.

Ernest Steward's lighting is very effective and atmospheric.

Gordon Jackson brings such dignity and weight to his performance as the Laird Ian that it's not surprising that Clemens hired him for The Professionals. He's rather sympathetic even when painted as the villain. Robert Urquhart has that quality of being innocently mischievous - it used again in Wish You Were Here when he turns out to be the baddie in that as well.

Laurie Johnson's score is wonderful, really one of his best. I've got a re-recording of the fight music somewhere that he did for KPM production music.

And it all ends with that awful car boat thing.Smile


one of the best of that season...wonderful monochrome feel to it, and the script was snappy....as for the ending, it was funny...and as a kid in michigan, in the 50's, I remember a guy in town, had one of those cars, that doubled as an boat...cheezy cool....
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this one for the first time with a friend of mine from our degree program in Edinburgh, so we had lots of fun giggling about the representation of Scotland. It's a great episode, though, and one of the first I ever saw. The mystery about the leader of the gang is quite good; set designs are great, and the cast seems to have fun with the faux Scottishness. It's just a very well-plotted, well-structured episode, balancing its two stars admirably. The final fight sequence is one of the best in the series.

I was a bit disappointed to notice that Steed is not a true Scotsman, though... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why he's not really "MacSteed" Smile

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