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"Start my own Movement"

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Leland, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Kind of funny. I was watching an old British movie last night called "League of Gentlemen."
    It is a British Caper / Crime film from 1960. It was the 5th highest grossing film in England that year.

    So, the film is about this group of guys ( former military ) that get together to rob a bank.

    Each man was also a criminal of sorts....and one of them had a specialty of running scams, pretending to be a Clergy Man. ( also portrayed in the movie as a pornography pervert)

    Toward the end of this movie....when they are all celebrating the completion of the robbery, and splitting up all the loot....

    One character says about this fake Clergy Man..."that he could go to California and start his own branch of " some church...( couldn't catch the exact words.) The Character that played the Clergy Man replies, " Start my own movement."

    Anyway....L. Ron Hubbard moved to England and East Grinstead in 1959.....and I wonder if he saw this film?
    And heard those lines?

    The dialog mentioned above is at 137 in the movie.

    Just an interesting is the movie.

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  2. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    If you enjoyed that Lee you might like 'The Lavender Hill Mob' or 'The Ladykillers', another two 1950's brit crime films both starring Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi). I've seen the one you just watched a couple of times before - it's amazing listening to all these stiff-upper-lip military types - talk about a blast from the past!
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  3. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    I like the Prison scenes from the original "Italian Job"....just amazing.

    I'll have to watch the movies you've mentioned. Thanks.
  4. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    Get the original The Ladykillers not the remake which, though not awful, doesn't come up to snuff.
  5. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    I've been thinking of starting my own movement...

  6. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Quite honestly I've always found most brit 1940's & 50's crime films embarrassingly pathetic. Take Richard Attenborough as 'Pinky' in Graham Greene's (surely the most overrated novelist the world has ever seen) 'Brighton Rock'. I mean, a gang leader? Come on. Let's face it, he's no George Raft or Edward G Robinson.

    One of my favourite films from that era is 'Brief Encounter'. It's not a crime film. It's so essentially English, with everything understated and buttoned down. I suspect you'd have to be English to fully appreciate it.

    "But for a generation that remembers when the trains ran on time and station buffets were as tidy and inviting as the one in this movie, Brief Encounter is etched in nostalgia for an era when trapped middle-class lives contemplated adultery but set the disturbing thought aside."
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  7. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    Well The Ladykillers is one of the Ealing comedies, not crime per se. It is very funny.
  8. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Indeed. The name of the film could give one a completely wrong idea. 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (yup, Alec Guinness again) is another enjoyable brit movie from that era.
  9. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation

    I wouldn't know about that but I do know that he ran a shop (for local people) deep in the English countryside with one of his former wives (prior to starting his cult). He was showing signs of being a little bit strange even back then but (as we all know) he got much worse, and he never did get his teeth fixed.

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