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The Trip (2010)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: None
Cinematographer: Ben Smithard
Editors: Mags Arnold & Paul Monaghan
Production Designer: None
Costume Designer: Celia Yau
Music: Michael Nyman
Cast: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

Camera: N/A

Filming Location: N/A

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

❤ – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon both appear as a version of themselves on a trip filled with food and friendship. The food is there for them to review at fancy English restaurants, but the real focus is on their amusing friendship and conversations. I’m not familiar with Brydon as I am with Coogan, but that didn’t matter because they are genuinely funny together. That’s clearly evident from the non-existent script and instead a riotous improv coming from these two witty British men. As one of the tagline says – “Experience the fine art of dinner conversation.”

(watched November 17, 2011)

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Coogan V Brydon’s Riotously Funny Sparring Is A Hoot. The Food And Scenery Porn Is Delectable.

Michael Winterbottom’s glorious pseudo-documentary The Trip (2010) saw the incomparably dry comic sparring partners of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon touring the finest eating spots of England, purportedly because Coogan had been dumped and needed someone to accompany him on this foodie jaunt ostensibly…

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Dove ‘Range’ by Beverley Fortnum

Beauty and lifestyle director Beverley Fortnum deftly turns her hand to hair bringing life and lustre to these Dove spots for Ogilvy.

Her first foray into hair commercials features polished art-direction and a clean colour palette to give this glossy campaign a fresh shine.

Agency - Ogilvy
Director - Beverley Fortnum
Producer - Nick Hirschkorn
Creative Director - Zenobia Pithawalla
Creative Director - Kenneth Kuan
Head of TV - James Brook-Partridge
Agency Producer - Jude Doss
DP - Ben Smithard

Music - 'Wild Young Heart’ The Noisettes
http://www.noisettes.net/

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Stephen’s 2 Line Review – Belle

Incredible true-life story rendered sumptuously by Assante. Mbatha-Raw is delectable.

Amma Assante’s sophomore feature after 2004’s A Way of Life, Belle is a sumptuous costume drama set in a well-to-do 18th century London, and thereabouts, that’s chock full of terribly posh people and women bearing heaving bosoms, barely restrained by implausibly tight bodices. Dido Elizabeth Belle is one such…

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