The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

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WestwayKid wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 8:24pm
The Smiths meant a lot to me when I was a kid. I probably couldn't write a movie that truly articulated what they meant to me, but I pray it would not be as ham fisted as this.
I've confessed to students—in a full-on self-deprecating way—that the line "I wear black on the outside cos black is how I feel on the inside" meant a lot when I was, like, 17. Punk anger mixed with Smiths wallowing. We can wince at it all now, having survived to some kind of maturity, but it's that strand of self-absorbed adolescence right there.
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oliver wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 10:14am
I saw this last night. I wish I'd have seen it in a proper movie theatre with a real sound system but since I live in an area that elected Marjorie Taylor-Greene, the chances of anywhere showing it are about as likely as Toby Keith doing a PETA ad.

It's hard for me to criticize anything that is basically wall-to-wall Smiths music or footage of Morrissey/Marr being interviewed (mostly from the South Bank Show in '87) but some of the dialogue is so shoe-horned in to make a Smiths reference it's almost laughable. You can predict the lyric from the situation a mile off.

I think the phrase is: "for fans only"
Nice cameo from Jose Maldonado though :)

I watched it last night, too. I was disappointed, but on the plus side, Smiths songs were used. I think the best character is the DJ.

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oliver wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 8:07pm
Olaf wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 11:01am
oliver wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 10:14am
I live in an area that elected Marjorie Taylor-Greene
Really? Never had you down as a Southerner. In fact, in my head I hear you talking in a Manc accent.
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Ah, I see. Interesting. Nice to know roughly where everyone's located.
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Olaf wrote:
28 Mar 2021, 2:49am
oliver wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 8:07pm
Olaf wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 11:01am
oliver wrote:
27 Mar 2021, 10:14am
I live in an area that elected Marjorie Taylor-Greene
Really? Never had you down as a Southerner. In fact, in my head I hear you talking in a Manc accent.
Expat - originally from London
Ah, I see. Interesting. Nice to know roughly where everyone's located.
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https://www.nme.com/news/film/the-smith ... er-2910119
Meanwhile, film critic Mark Kermode said: “Well, I’ll say this: Shoplifters of the World is EXACTLY the movie that Morrissey deserves.”
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Morrissey doesn't look too thrilled either
Putting a little stick about. Putting the frighteners on flash little twerps

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