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Iain, let me introduce to a pair of chaps you should see.

Iain Dale's Diary: Those Gordon Brown DVDs
I am afraid I do not come out well on this...

NEVER SEEN: Gone With The Wind, City Lights, Sunset Boulevard, Casablanca, The General, The Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Lawrence of Arabia, , Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, The Searchers, Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, On the Waterfront, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot, The Godfather, Star Wars: Episode IV, It’s a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird

Sorry Iain I'm afraid you don't - I can forgive you never having watched the tedious Star Wars or bizarre Wizard, I haven't managed that through all the way so I'm no friend of Dorothy. But Gone, Casablanca, Kane, Singin', Lawrence, Searchers, Some like it Hot and Wonderful Life are films that are part of a civilised man's education.

I only actually own one of them, one that I slip into the slot for a lazy Sunday afternoon snooze in front of the fire and has given me a Pavlovian longing for crumpets as the end credits roll...


People either get this film in all its glory..or...they are to be ignored and scorned.

As for "201 Minutes of Space Idiocy"... ugh. Can't complain about the rest, much -- although the inclusion of "Lawrence of Arabia" as an American film is kinda... interesting.

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