Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chan Is Missing (1982)


mikeovswinton said...

1.Is this one as good as it looks to be from the web?
2. I think it may be about to kick off on the "60 members leave SWP" post at Shiraz Socialist - someone's trying to get johng to expand on a point. Remember when you were at school and there was a circle of lads shouting "fight, fight"? Sic transit Gloria Callinicos. (Or should that be the Hon. Gloria Callinicos?)

Darren said...

Chan is Missing? I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I was expecting. It was much more ramshackle and off the cuff than I was expecting. It looked like it was largely improvised from a cast of non-actors at first glance, but I think that was just the style of movie that Wang was seeking to create.

Good performances from the two leads - especially the guy playing the nephew - but I think I'd have to watch it one more time to get the bits I missed. It didn't help that I was watching it when I was dog tired. My nemesis is playing with our sleeping patterns at the moment.

Doesn't look like it's kicking off over at Shiraz. I think if you're wanting to see spilt blood over the most serious split in the SWP since the mid seventies, you're better off sauntering over to Socialist Unity. The sharpened placard sticks are out.

If you're wanting better anecdotes and funnier jokes, then Splintered Socialist is your better bet.

mikeovswinton said...

Yeah, their heart just isn't in it any more really. Its a bit like a fish/barrel scenario.

Darren said...

Well, the AWL do have their election campaign in Peckham to concern themselves with. (Which sits awkwardly alongside their latest front campaign, 'Socialist Campaign to Stop the Tories and Fascists'.)