'Whisky' sailor returns to island
An original crew member from the ship which inspired the film Whisky Galore has returned to the Western Isles after 65 years.
Maurice Watson, who worked as a cadet on the SS Politician, returned to Eriskay to mark his 80th birthday.
Iain wrote:Not a single malt but -
In Get Carter (the original, with Michael Caine), does he try to force feed the bad(der) guy with a bottle of McKinlay's?
Mr Fjeld wrote:sku wrote:In Hotel Rwanda, I think it was Glenmorangie, not Glenfiddich, which is the malt of the bad guys.
....are you sure about that? I seem to remember it was Glenfiddich?
sku wrote:Has no one mentioned Lost in Translation? "For relaxing times...make it Suntory time." I assume this is another paid product placement.
MGillespie wrote:sku wrote:Has no one mentioned Lost in Translation? "For relaxing times...make it Suntory time." I assume this is another paid product placement.
Actually, that may not be the case. I interviewed Lincoln Henderson of Suntory earlier this year, and he discussed this. Suntory was approached by the film's producers because they needed an authentic Japanese brand that would make sense in the context of the film. To be honest, I didn't ask whether any money changed hands, but the impression I received was that Suntory went along for the obvious publicity it would receive.
Ann-Helen wrote:So Mr Fjeld what kind of rum did you taste?
And how was it?
MrTattieHeid wrote:And have you read any Patrick O'Brian?
MrTattieHeid wrote:Yes! Great naval adventure yarns. I had a friend who was keen on the technical stuff and nautical history--he was a consultant at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut--and he loved them. My mom couldn't care less about that stuff, was more interested in characters, and she read every one of them (there are twenty or so). I've read four or five of them, and have been meaning to get back to the series. Mom was very apprehensive when the movie (which is a pastiche of two of the novels) came out, but she loved it, and said Russell Crowe was perfect as Aubrey. She was more critical of the depiction of Maturin, which wasn't quite in keeping with how it was written, but she was willing to let that slide.
Real page-turners, with actual historical and political events as background. Start at the beginning.
ppz wrote:I know it's not a movie, but I'll say this one anyway: in episode 175 (season eight) of TV sitcom Frasier, Roz (Frasier's radio producer), comes to his flat with a "grown up problem" and she needs a drink. She proceeds to the kitchen and pours herself a whole tumbler of Glenfarclas 25, which, as Frasier ironically observes, is a wise choice compared to a less expensive 12-year old. After he calms her down she pours almost the entire glass of it down the kitchen sink