The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby Rugby Gooner » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:12 am

ps: Did a quick search on YouTube and saw this, don't know if it's what we're on about.



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I don't think that this film has anything to do with the book,maybe just a coincidence with the title.
The book is "The Dice Man." the film is ,"The Diceman."

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Postby DB10GOONER » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm

ps: Did a quick search on YouTube and saw this, don't know if it's what we're on about.



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I don't think that this film has anything to do with the book,maybe just a coincidence with the title.
The book is "The Dice Man." the film is ,"The Diceman."
Read the book back in the 80's. They never made a movie out of it but they did make a play and two different TV mini-series apparently. He also wrote a couple of sequels and a "companion" piece but I haven't read them.

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby OneBardGooner » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 am

Okay peeps! if you were stranded on a Desert Island and knew you for sure you would be there for at least 3 years - (All the food and drinking water you might need and a Linn Top of the Range Stereo system and DVD Player with 26"Mac Screen and 8' x 12' Solar Panels just so happened to wash up on shore when the vessel went down :wink: )

What 33rpm album and 45rpm single, 2 books and DVD would you rescue to keep you company?

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby Rugby Gooner » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:56 pm

Okay peeps! if you were stranded on a Desert Island and knew you for sure you would be there for at least 3 years - (All the food and drinking water you might need and a Linn Top of the Range Stereo system and DVD Player with 26"Mac Screen and 8' x 12' Solar Panels just so happened to wash up on shore when the vessel went down :wink: )

What 33rpm album and 45rpm single, 2 books and DVD would you rescue to keep you company?
Silly ones first:-
33rpm:-Beach Boys Greatest Hits
45rpm:-Message in a Bottle,The Police
Books:- The SAS survival manual,John,"Lofty" Wiseman,and,Three men in a Boat,Jerome K. Jerome
DVD:- Lord of the Flies

Serious ones:-
33rpm:-Physical Graffiti,Led Zeppelin
45rpm:- Play that funky music,Wild Cherry
Books:- Synchronicity,Carl Jung,Das Capital,Karl Marx
DVD:- Apocalypse Now

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby Nos89 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:51 am

Okay peeps! if you were stranded on a Desert Island and knew you for sure you would be there for at least 3 years - (All the food and drinking water you might need and a Linn Top of the Range Stereo system and DVD Player with 26"Mac Screen and 8' x 12' Solar Panels just so happened to wash up on shore when the vessel went down :wink: )

What 33rpm album and 45rpm single, 2 books and DVD would you rescue to keep you company?
What about 78's?

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby Nos89 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:55 am

One album - Elvis - Live In Person/ Back In Memphis

One book - The Betsy - Harrold Robbins

One Film - Devil's Advocate

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Postby DB10GOONER » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:15 am

One album - Elvis - Live In Person/ Back In Memphis

One book - The Betsy - Harrold Robbins

One Film - Devil's Advocate
Nos - are you a middle aged woman? :rubchin:

:D :wink:

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby flash gunner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:56 am

One album - Elvis - Live In Person/ Back In Memphis

One book - The Betsy - Harrold Robbins

One Film - Devil's Advocate
Nos - are you a middle aged woman? :rubchin:

:D :wink:
:lol:

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby OneBardGooner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:43 pm

One album - Elvis - Live In Person/ Back In Memphis

One book - The Betsy - Harrold Robbins

One Film - Devil's Advocate
Nos - are you a middle aged woman? :rubchin:

:D :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Watch out Nos you know what he's like he's only trying to get into your frilly's! :D

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby Nos89 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:21 pm

One album - Elvis - Live In Person/ Back In Memphis

One book - The Betsy - Harrold Robbins

One Film - Devil's Advocate
Nos - are you a middle aged woman? :rubchin:

:D :wink:


HAHAHA...sorry to ruin your day, I'm definitely not a middle aged woman. :D

The Betsy was the first film I saw with full frontal nude women, as a youngster...stuck in my mind after that. It's set in Detroit about the fading American car industry. Easy reading.

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby OneBardGooner » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:54 am

Wenger's would be something like:

Album: "Me, Myself and I" (J. Armatrading)

Film: Me Before You (Thea Sharrock)

Book: It's All About Me (Karen Phillips)

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby worthing_gooner » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm

My Other Three Choices...This week anyway...

Album: Renaissance of the Celtic Harp - Alan Stivell

Book: The Shamanic Way of the Bee - Dr Simon Buxton

Film: Almost Famous (Dir/Written) - Cameron Crowe.

:barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf:
If you are cheating so am I. :lol:
2nd choice:-
Album:- L.A. Woman,The Doors
Book:- The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,Tom Wolfe
Film:- 12 Angry Men,Dir. Sidney Lumet

3rd choice:-
Album:- Presence,Led Zeppelin
Book:-The Dice Man,Luke Rhinehart,(George Cockcroft)
Film:-Koyaanisqatsi
Now that was a book of it's time. One chapter was only three words! I remember that on the back cover it stated "soon to be a major motion picture" but forty years on I've never seen it. Was it ever made?
I'm pretty certain it was - in the late 70's or early 80's - I recall reading the book and thinking 'Wow'! That's a ballsy approach to life. The film - like yourself I've never seen it - But something tells me it didn't get good reviews, which can often be the way when a film is made/based on a decent book. :?
There was an episode of Luther about a serial killer using the dice to decide what to do - remember thinking at the time it was loosely based on the book. Fantastic idea for a novel although I wasn't a massive fan of Rhinehart's book (only vaguely remember it to be fair - might have to revisit!)

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby olgitgooner » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:10 pm

Album..Blind Faith by... Blind Faith. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker.

Book...For Those I Loved...by Martin Gray. A true story from a Jewish guy who experienced the horrors of WW2 in Warsaw and Treblinka. It's out of print now. I managed to get a copy from a book depository in New York. It should have been a Hollywood blockbuster.

Film...The Quiet Man. John Wayne not being a cowboy. He played an ex boxer raised in the USA by his Irish mother. He returns to his roots in a small Irish town. Brilliant. Made in 1952.

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby OneBardGooner » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:58 pm

Album..Blind Faith by... Blind Faith. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker.

Book...For Those I Loved...by Martin Gray. A true story from a Jewish guy who experienced the horrors of WW2 in Warsaw and Treblinka. It's out of print now. I managed to get a copy from a book depository in New York. It should have been a Hollywood blockbuster.

Film...The Quiet Man. John Wayne not being a cowboy. He played an ex boxer raised in the USA by his Irish mother. He returns to his roots in a small Irish town. Brilliant. Made in 1952.
That's the one with the fight that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on isn't it? :?

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Re: The One Album,One Book,One Film Thread

Postby StuartL » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:01 pm

Album..Blind Faith by... Blind Faith. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker.

Book...For Those I Loved...by Martin Gray. A true story from a Jewish guy who experienced the horrors of WW2 in Warsaw and Treblinka. It's out of print now. I managed to get a copy from a book depository in New York. It should have been a Hollywood blockbuster.

Film...The Quiet Man. John Wayne not being a cowboy. He played an ex boxer raised in the USA by his Irish mother. He returns to his roots in a small Irish town. Brilliant. Made in 1952.
That's the one with the fight that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on isn't it? :?
Don’t you mean the fight that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on so it does ?


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