The long good friday is a british gangster film starring bob hoskins and helen mirren. Although the long good friday is firmly rooted in a very different era early 1980s britain is another country entirely the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough. It was directed by john mackenzie and written by barrie keeffe. The long good friday 1980 by le0pard, march 10, 2014 greetings all and sundry. It foretold the future, redefined the gangsters moll, and made a star of its lead actress.
We suppose that he has killed a lot of rivals to become what he is now but thats not the movies point and mackenzie hardly gives us any explanation about bob hoskins past. Check also the date of good friday in 2021 and in the following years. Easter isnt a long school holiday here, as it is in the uk. The long good friday is a 1980 british crime movie.
Easter in milan is a great occasion to visit the city. With the discovery tour best of italy and greece 14 days, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through rome, italy and other destinations in europe. Keeffe said he wanted to see an american gangster film set in the east end of london. It might not have quite the iconic value of get carter d. The result was the long good friday, a movie regularly voted the greatest british gangster film, and one of the best british films, of all time. It commemorates jesus christs crucifixion and death, as written in the christian bible. Did you know good friday is not a holiday in italy. Good friday in 1982 is on friday, april 9 second friday of april.
The godfather and the long good friday both are superb but the lgf shows exactly what we can do on much smaller budgets. With the legitimate help of cops and city councilors, shand controls a criminal empire built on every vice except narcotics. This is due to the way the story is executed and the way a certain degree of suspense is held throughout. In italy, where celebrating religious holidays and observances is a popular tradition with numerous individuals, this day is often explored with old customs. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. United states 1982 calendar with american holidays. Italian translation of good friday the official collins englishitalian dictionary online. Hes such a character, such an overcompensating cockney, sensitive to the. Bob hoskins received a bafta nomination for best actor in 1982. Bob hoskins ruthless east end geezer has big plans for londons docklands in john mackenzies. H arold shand, the london crime boss at the center of the long good friday, is more than an antihero.
Mike hodges, 1971 or the brash energy of lock, stock and two smoking barrels d. If i was you, id run for cover and close the hatch, cause youre gonna wind up on one of those meat hooks, my son. Hi everyone, i have plan to go to rome on easter next year, i would like to experience as the coliseum, roman forum on good friday 14 apr 2017 and vatican museums, saint peters basilica on 15 apr 2017 i really dont know main. A london gangster boss takes a short break abroad and returns to find someone has it in for him. Blank april calendar and april holidays 1982 are also available. The long good friday is a 1980 british gangster film directed by john mackenzie the fourth protocol, the last of the finest and stars bob hoskins, helen mirren, bryan marshall and derek thompson. Best of italy and greece 14 days by trafalgar with 2 tour. The film anticipated the massive redevelopment of the thenderelict london docklands in the 1980s. The kids are off school, of course, but only for a week. Twenty years on, the long good friday is a british classic. I have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. Harold bob hoskins, a prosperous english gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. The 1982 fifa world cup was the 12th fifa world cup, played in spain between june and 11 july 1982. His bloodthirsty revenge is a thing of legendary cinematic.
But the point of the film isnt to analyze harold shands problems. As the long good friday is restored for its anniversary, helen mirren tells jude rogers how it was made. Friday the th is considered an unlucky day in western superstition. Hes the antichrist, uniting bourgeoisie and barbarians in a simultaneous pax and pox brittanica. The long good friday nude scenes naked pics and videos. The long good friday is so firmly embedded in the era in which it was made that it is impossible to imagine it any other way. In italy, good friday is a religious observance that occurs in the leadup to easter sunday and easter monday. Universally regarded as one of the greatest british gangster films ever made, the long good friday rocketed hoskins to international stardom. Well, that myth wont last if americans watch more devastatingly gritty movies such as the long good friday 1980. A marriage of gangster flicks from both sides of the atlantic, john mackenzies noirish thriller crackles with electricity. On the eve of its rerelease, akin ojumu gets the films inside story.
The long good friday, is like the real old gangster,of old time movies,if you cant give this movie five stars,why bother, never heard anything about this movie before, not until i was searching for something else and this pop up, what a good movie this is, its like a slow ride, like back in the old westerns from sergio leone. He inhabits the role of harold shand with such passion that we are completely swept along with him. The long good friday harold shand entrance youtube. The best british thriller of the 1970s was john mackenzies the long good friday 1979 which found itself in familiar controversy because of the way it represented the ira. Director john mackenzie, who was driving, told bob hoskins the story and events of the movie to come and filmed hoskins reactions. The film that took bob hoskins from minor british actor to hollywood and the rest of the cast back to mainstream british television. You can create online monthly calendar april 1982 with holidays. There was nothing like it on at the cinema, so hanson told keeffe to write it. With a bravura performance by a thenunknown bob hoskins as harold, an ambitious small time gangster trying to ruthlessly.
The long good friday wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. Italian translation of good friday collins english. Calendar for year 1982 united states time and date. It is mainly observed by christians during holy week as part of the paschal triduum. Easter in italy is a major holidayin some ways, its even more important than christmas. Apr 14, 2017 did you know that good friday is not a holiday in italy. Calendars online and print friendly for any year and month. Good friday is the day on which christians remember the. The bob hoskins character was talking about the end of the docks and mile after mile of territory for profitable progressi think that was his phrase. It stars bob hoskins as gangster harold shand and helen mirren as victoria other websites. Guy ritchie, 1998, but for many the long good friday represents the highwater mark of the british gangster film, its reputation resting not just on a startling central performance from bob hoskins, but on its nearprophetic illustration of emerging 1980s values. When friday the th comes around in the western world, people start talking about possibilities of unfortunate things happening, and while the superstition runs deep in many countries, including america, finland, and the philippines, you wont find anyone in italy stressing out on the th. While we cannot guarantee every reported condition for a given day is accurate, we are continuing to work with dark sky to provide information that is as accurate as possible.
John mackenzie chose with the long good friday to present the last 36 hours of a london mobster. Bob hoskins, in his breakthrough role, stars as a london racketeer fast losing control of his gangland empire. The long good friday the current the criterion collection. Online calendar is a place where you can create a calendar online for any country and for any month and year. The tournament was won by italy, who defeated west germany 31 in the final match, held in the santiago bernabeu stadium in spanish capital of madrid. Guy ritchie, 1998, but for many the long good friday represents the highwater mark of the british gangster film, its reputation resting not just on a startling central performance from bob hoskins, but on its nearprophetic illustration of emerging. Englishmen are often mistakenly thought of in the united states as the personification of dignity and grace. The long good friday was obviously about the transformation of the east end.
The long good friday, which is a masterful and very tough piece of filmmaking, eventually does answer these questions. And i have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. Long good friday, the internet movie firearms database. Because easter is a moveable feast its date depends on. It occurs when the th day of the month in the gregorian calendar falls on a friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same yearfor example, in 2015, friday the th occurred in february, march, and november.
The burgeoning of thatcherite britain, the dawn of. The storyline weaves together events and concerns of the late 1970s, including midlevel political and police corruption, ira fundraising, displacement of traditional british industry by property development, uk. Good friday is the day on which christians remember the crucifixion of jesus christ. It was italys third world cup title, but their first since 1938.
Good friday is a religious observance that is honored by solemn ceremonies and gentle traditions. The long good friday is a 1980 british gangster film directed by john mackenzie the fourth protocol,the last of the finest and stars bob hoskins, helen mirren, bryan marshall and derek thompson. Good friday 1982 friday, april 9 photo by aaron burden. Cinematographer phil meheux sat between the driver and passenger seat with a one thousand foot magazine attached to the camera, and filmed continuously until it ran out. Bob hoskins as harold shand in the long good friday dir. Favorite films either fall in your lap due to the serendipity of being in the right place at the right time. When thinking back over the decades of british gangtser films, the long good friday stands out in memory. It stars bob hoskins as gangster harold shand and helen mirren as victoria. April 1982 calendar services with usa holidays online. The long good friday simple english wikipedia, the free.
Feb 12, 20 45 videos play all the long good friday 1980 full movie arumankalandes dangopalenkdla bob hoskins exposes central london property scams, omnibus 1982 missing believed wiped barry norman duration. Did you know that good friday is not a holiday in italy. The long good friday is hoskins break out performance and its no surprise as to why. Hearkening back to the era of the kray twins british organized crime era of the 1960s, the long good friday is a brutally violent look inside the world of british gangsters. Best of italy and greece 14 days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Although good friday is not a national public holiday, italians may still take to the. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and harold wants to know who they are. Not only was it a breakthrough role for bob hoskins, the film also featured many young actors who went onto greater fame, such as pierce brosnan, daragh omalley, dexter fletcher and kevin. Although easter traditions mean that many italians either fast on good friday or eat only fish, you will have no difficulty being served in restaurants. Jun 17, 2007 the long good friday trailer bob hoskins. His gun moll is a vision of class, aptly named victoria.
Best of italy and greece 14 days by trafalgar with 2. Harold shand, the london crime boss at the center of the long good friday, is more than an antihero. Trivia the famous final scene of this movie was the first scene to be shot. Good friday also holy friday or great friday is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of jesus christ at calvary golgotha. Bob hoskins is electrifying as an english gangster whose turf is being challenged by a bombtoting rival.
Bent law can be tolerated for as long as theyre lubricating, but you have become definitely parched. The storyline bowls you along as does the wonderful music, the acting is superb hoskins deserved an oscar and the use of faces from the east end is a brilliant touch. Over 100,000 italian translations of english words and phrases. Many churches have special statues of the virgin mary and jesus that may be paraded through the city or displayed in the main square piazza. Mar 10, 2014 guest post classic british gangster film. Easter in italy is a busy time and the meaning of good friday makes this a day of great solemnity and ritual. I saw the film again about five years ago and it has a scene showing this model of how the area would look. But hes a mass of contradictions, and there are times when we understand him so completely we almost feel affectionate. Hes the boss since ten years and everything seems allright. A marriage of gangster flicks from both sides of the atlantic, john. Celebrated on the first sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox yes, were confused too, easter in 20 falls on sunday, march 31. The weather is getting warmer, the parks of milan will be full of flowers and people will start to sit outside in the squares and cafes. It was completed in 1979, but because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film.224 1494 1503 96 146 160 727 756 344 598 287 774 1252 1196 631 948 1507 858 878 719 342 1284 587 1120 1117 283 1035 653 77 837 359 51 1385 848