Thursday, 8 December 2016

HYPNOGORIA 44 - The Box of Delights - A Christmas Commentary Part I

In the first of two special episodes, Mr Jim Moon revisits a Christmas classic - the much loved BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights by John Masefield. However this year, Mr Jim is inviting all you at home along to join him in his annual rewatch with a full commentary! This episode covers Parts 1, 2 and 3. However we shall not leave you little nor yet dark for long as the second half will be along in a couple days time!  

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Anonymous said...

Inspired commentary, Jim. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of this and only recall TBOD from its initial run on TV. I do not recall it being repeated in subsequent years, strangely. Nevertheless, I have always considered it a favourite.
Robert Stephens was indeed a fine actor. I enjoyed him in the Asphyx (1972) and his rather brief appearance in The Shout (1978).
I realise I'm in no position to make requests but I'd like to hear a commentary for the latter film, if I may be so bold sir.
I well remember a very severe winter up here around the time TBOD would have filmed. 83/84 ish.There is a picture of me somewhere standing in about 4 feet of snow while wearing a balaclava, which were all the rage up here then. Bank robbers fashion gone mainstream.

Jim Moon said...

The full series is available on Youtube - I have no idea of the legality of it - but it's been up a few years!

Now The Shout is a movie I;ve only seen the once and have been meaning to track down for some time! When I do there will be an episode on it!

Yes there was massive snows when they tried to film - so much so they nearly couldn't get the crew and equipment up there!

Anonymous said...

Should have guessed. Slightly surprising all the same. I'll look that up for another listen. I forgot to say that I noted your enthusiasm for railways/ trains, Jim. It came shining through the podcast.
The Shout is well worth looking out. It was released on dvd a few years ago and should still be available. A gem of a film. Superbly offbeat.