Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Shaun Of The Dead

We spent yesterday afternoon drinking Cotes du Rhone and watching Shaun of the Dead. Afterwards I had to go and lie down for a while in a darkened room.

Shaun is the best comedy film with roots in Brit TV since Life Of Brian. It's a whole lot better (sharper, more disciplined, better directed) than anything the Comic Strip team came up with.

There's a scene in which a gaggle of young comedy stars makes a fleeting, non-speaking appearance. I spotted Tamsin Greig, Martin Freeman, Matt Lucas. It was like the new generation declaring its arrival. Look, we're here- and we're here in depth. Suddenly it's a golden age.
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