Will Smith

Film Shambles Special

With Paddington 2 hitting cinemas tomorrow, Robin and Josie are joined by one of its script contributors, plus performers for the original film, Will Smith for a special episode, a much requested Film Shambles. You might best know Will from his work on shows like The Thick of It but did you also know he collects old films on VHS and associated promo tat? From Hawk the Slayer to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

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Will mentioned but didn’t necessarily recommend:

Hawk the Slayer directed by Terry Marcel

The Sword and the Sorcerer directed by Albert Pyun

Bullseye! directed by Michael Winner

Alien Terminator directed by Nello Rossati

The Terminator directed by James Cameron

Kiliç Aslan directed by Nature Baytan

Flash Gordon directed by Mike Hodges

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope directed by George Lucas

Raiders of the Lost Ark directed by Steven Spielberg

Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam

Bladerunner directed by Ridley Scott

Condorman directed by Charles Jarrott

Mary Reilly directed by Stephen Frears

Paddington 2 directed by Paul King

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death directed by John Hancock

Eegah directed by Arch Hall Sr

Krull directed by Peter Yates

North Sea Hijack directed by Andrew V. McLaglen

Robin mentioned but didn’t necessarily recommend:

Death Wish II directed by Michael Winner

The Man Who Fell to Earth directed by Nicholas Roeg

Mad Max directed by George Miller

The Monster Club directed by Roy Ward Baker

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre directed by Tobe Hooper

A Clockwork Orange directed by Stanley Kubrick

The Exorcist directed by William Friedkin

The 400 Blows directed by François Truffaut

Day For Night directed by François Truffaut

Squirm directed by Jeff Lieberman

Hanover Street directed by Peter Hyams

The Wild Geese directed by Andrew V. McLaglen

The Boys in Blue directed by Val Guest

Calan directed by Don Sharp

Only Lovers Left Alive directed by Jim Jarmusch

Josie mentioned but didn’t necessarily recommend:

Married to the Mob directed by Jonathon Demme

Magic Sticks directed by Peter Keglevic

A Nightmare on Elm Street directed by Wes Craven

Executions directed by David Herman, David Monaghan and Arun Kumar

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase directed by Stuart Orme

Men in Black 3 directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

The Rebound directed by Bart Freundlich

Hope Springs directed by David Frankel

Under the Shadow directed by Babak Anvari

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour


Will recommends:

My Tune by Simon Bates

Robin recommends:

Ask an Astronaut by Tim Peake

Rapid Eye edited by Simon Dwyer

Out of the Stewpot by Ed Stewart

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