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December 30, 2011 10:33 AM   Subscribe

Ken Korda was probably the greatest British film director, and critic, of recent years producing the legendary Speeding On The Needlebliss back in the 90s and you can see his influence even now, such as in this year’s instant classic Kevin Curtis Is Dead (NSFW)

Ken meets Pat Sharp
On the video of Baby Baby Baby by Joss Stone
On In Her Shoes
On Stoned
On Elizabethtown
On Battle in Heaven
On Flightplan
MC Devvo interview
Harry Potter controversy
The Mint commentary
Behind the IT Crowd
The Funny Factory (The Comedy Department of the BBC) 1 2
posted by fearfulsymmetry (15 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
That Joss Stone video is, er, well, something Shalom Auslander might enjoy... or really hate... or, oy, I need to go for a walk...
posted by victors at 10:56 AM on December 30, 2011


fearfulsymmetry: “Ken Korda was probably the greatest British film director...”

Without even clicking any of these links, I can tell you that that's nonsense. There are much better British film directors than whomever Ken Korda is. For example, the excellent work of Christopher Morris is known worldwide and perhaps the acme of British documentarianism.
posted by koeselitz at 11:00 AM on December 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hard to tell the difference, isn't it?
posted by subbes at 11:04 AM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Had I only read the tags before watching the films, much confusion would have been avoided.
posted by Jehan at 11:08 AM on December 30, 2011


Without even clicking any of these links, I can tell you that that's nonsense.

tee hee
posted by pmcp at 11:13 AM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


RIP Kevin Curtis

Wait...what?
posted by GavinR at 11:31 AM on December 30, 2011


A fine director who gave the serious issues of girl gangs and urban blight the exposure they deserved.
posted by Artw at 11:41 AM on December 30, 2011


“Ken Korda was probably the greatest British film director...”

What's with "probably"?

On the video of Baby Baby Baby by Joss Stone is just one more reason to stay online and never venture out into the so-called real world again.
posted by philip-random at 12:03 PM on December 30, 2011


pmcp: “tee hee”

Wheels within wheels, pmcp. Wheels within wheels.
posted by koeselitz at 12:43 PM on December 30, 2011


I'm pretty sure Ken was the 'sex and spliff' advisor on Attack The Block but unfortunately The Man made them take out the lezzing up to get a audience friendly certificate.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:05 PM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


If this video had been nothing but gangsters driving around while saying the words "Driving around," I would put this on an infinite loop and just have it playing in the background all the time.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:30 PM on December 30, 2011


Wheels within wheels, pmcp. Wheels within wheels.

tee hee
posted by pmcp at 1:30 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought the action and techy bits in 127hours were more like a Ken Korda version of a Trainspotting era Danny Boyle than a genuine Danny Boyle.
posted by pmcp at 2:18 PM on December 30, 2011


It's a shame he never got to make Smack Me Up, Gun Bitch.
posted by gene_machine at 3:55 PM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


this year’s instant classic Kevin Curtis Is Dead (NSFW)

I would totally see that movie.
posted by fshgrl at 11:31 PM on December 30, 2011


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