Sunday, 24 May 2009
spinning through a sale dvd
Impossible to miss the 'Sale' signs spread across London yesterday, along with the nostalgic advertisements for just about everything.
I briefly succumbed, buying the DVD of "the Thick of It" upon which the current movie "In the Loop" is based. Spin doctored macho politics, describing a fictional Ministry of Social Affairs. Remarkable how many currently topical events get referenced, even MP expenses.
I missed the original series on telly, but it was a worthy £5 purchase for all six episodes of the original.
Apparently the makers were given enough money to make a single pilot episode but reasoned that if they filmed it very quickly they could get three episodes made within the original budget; slightly at odds with most real government situations.
If anything, current truths are proving stranger than the fiction.