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A Field In England

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:45 am
by NormanD

Anyone see this film last night on Film 4 (trailer above)? I missed the first half hour or so, unfortunately, so didn't get the full immersion a film needs. But what I did see was powerful, and caught me up totally.

There are obvious comparisons such as "Witchfinder General" or "Winstanley" for both the subject matter and historical setting (it's based around the C17th English Civil War / Revolution). The story's descent into mushroom-fuelled madness suggests a contemporary reference as much as a reflection of those times, when the world was being turned upside down.

I'm surprised that a newly released film reviewed in that day's morning paper is also debuted on the TV in the evening, but I'm not complaining.

Any comments?

Re: A Field In England

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:43 pm
by Adam Blake
Can't get in to watch it, Norm. Maybe it was a one-off.

Re: A Field In England

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:05 pm
by AndyM
This has some interesting info about the innovative way that the film was simultaneously released on different platforms -

Re: A Field In England

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:38 am
by Jamie Renton
Well that was fun. It reminded me of the kind of thing I'd see second on a double bill at the Scala, 30 odd years ago. A cross between Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man and Ken Russell at his most OTT, as performed by a psychedelic (and psychotic) English Civil War re-enactment society.

I still think the director, Ben Wheatley, is more entertaining and coherent as an interviewee than a filmmaker, but enjoyed A Field... much more than Kill List, the other film of his I've seen.

Re: A Field In England

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:05 am
by uiwangmike
Ben Wheatley is big in Korea. A Field in England was one of the few films to sell out overnight at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival this summer, and I stil haven't seen it.