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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

miss b loves.....'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'.......the film!


Don't be put off by the title........there's much more to this film than fishing!! Starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas, this is a British romantic comedy-drama from the director of Chocolat and the screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire.......
I found this an easy to watch, entertaining film with Dr Alfred Jones, a rather introverted fisheries expert, being approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a consultant, to help with the somewhat crazy plan of a wealthy Sheikh to introduce salmon to the Yemen. The Prime Minister's spokesperson (played by Kristin Thomas Scott) sees this as an opportunity to promote a good news story between Britain and The Middle East. Dr Jones is pressurised into taking part in the scheme which takes him away from his rather dull life and involves spending more time with the attractive Harriet.......



The film was even more enjoyable as we watched it in our favourite local cinema in the small market town of Longridge, in the Ribble Valley.


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The Palace Cinema is one of the oldest surviving cinemas in the North-West of England. It started life as a weaving shed in the 1860s and has been a music hall, cinema, roller skating rink and bingo hall before becoming a cinema once again. I love the traditional interior and ambiance....... the nostalgic Wurlitzer style music ....Everyone stands when the National Anthem plays before the film starts and they serve tea, coffee and hot chocolate in proper mugs(and for just 50 pence!!) There are even double seats at the back and an interval with ice cream on sale from a traditional usherette tray! The perfect cinema night out....... 

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48 comments:

  1. Well, miss b, you have just made my day. Old fashioned movie theaters are on your mind - and mine - this week (see blog!) Thank you for pointing us to that delightful movie. With such a talented cast, how could it not be entertaining? Can't wait to see it too-- but sorry I won't be able to visit the Palace Cinema (sigh!) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Thanks, Véronique! Having read your post this week, I can see that you really would like our local cinema but I'm sure you will enjoy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen wherever you see it!!

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to this new movie! I have to go see it when I get back to the States this summer! Hope your week is going well.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  4. ooh id love to see this!! thank you for the rec! =)
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  5. Wonderful review and I add this the list of movies I'd like to see! This town looks lovely and how fun to be such an old cinema!

    Enjoy your day!

    leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  6. Sounds great! I love Emily Blunt:)

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  7. hi miss b!
    i saw this trailer the other day and it is really interesting story! i would love to watch it!!!
    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  8. I saw the trailer to this film a while ago and liked it, I guess now I definitely have to see it. Thanks for the recommendation

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  9. I'll have to put that movie on my list to see! Have a great weekend :)

    Abbey x

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  10. Loved this film! Such a great story and such a beautiful picture!! :) x

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  11. Thanks for recommending it !!! I will have to see it now!


    http://ladiesandthecityfashion.blogspot.com/

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  12. So glad you wrote about it, I loved all the movies associated with the creators and just wish this one had a better title, but now that I know about it, I'll be on the look out! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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  13. Oh, this looks like the kind of movie my boy would go for, we are serious movie buffs! Thanks for giving me new ideas dear!!

    -Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  14. I do love Emily Blunt. Will have to put this on the list. Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. I havent seen it, like Emily Blunt.

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  16. Interesting and different title - I´ll try to see it! :-)

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  17. Haven't gotten to see this movie yet, but it looks so good!

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  18. It sounds very interesting! I would love to visit an old cinema:) Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather! Have a fabulous weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  19. I didn't get to see this movie - I will have to wait till it comes out on DVD! I love that you have an old cinema to visit. I think it makes movie going so much more fun. My favourite haunt here in Sydney is The Dendy. It has just reopened after a major refit. I almost am too scared to go and check it out as I know it won't be the same anymore :(

    A happy weekend to you, Stephie x

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  20. You know, you are right... the title of the movie did kind of scare me off. Thanks so much for the movie suggestion! OH and you should totally grow as many herbs as possible. I calculated how much I spent on purchasing herb plants.... 50 dollars total for 20 different varieties (I MAY have gone overboard.... but I like having options) but then I calculated how much I spent on fresh/dried herbs over the last year and that number was truly scary! Im so happy that someone else has a bit of a green thumb too and I hope that you end up purchasing a few more plants!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. You will be pleased to know that I have added a few more herbs to my collection this weekend!

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  21. I remember seeing the poster for this in the tube. We may see it next week - thanks for the reco!

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  22. AWW thank you for sweet words on my blog:) But what is a elderflower drink???You know Im from Sweden haha:)


    have a great weekend

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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    1. The flowers or berries from the Elder or Elderberry tree are used to make a cordial or syrup. It's delicious.

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  23. The movie sounds really interesting, especially considering the actors, director and screenwriter! I trust those guys to do well!

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  24. i love your movie picks--i will be sure to see it..been working many long hours and need a good movie right now!!

    -Lauren
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh anything with Ewan is a must watch for me ♥

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  26. what kind of herbs did you get?! so exciting!

    -Nico

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    1. Just a few more - basil, oregano, more chives and coriander so I shouldn't have to pop out to the supermarket for fresh herbs any more!

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  27. Sounds like an interesting film, I'll have to check it out.
    What an amazing cinema too.

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  28. First of all thank you for your lovely words and for your visit!!!To be honest i've never heard about this film ..!!I wiil check it out!!The version of the Fly me to the moon is from Devin Bing..!!Isn't it amazing??

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the song - it's such a great version.

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  29. P.s What luxury pasminas in your online shop????Great that i find you my dear!!

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    1. Thanks - so pleased that you visited!

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  30. I saw this recently and I was nearly put off by the title but it was great and funny !

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  31. Once again I have enjoyed reading all your interesting comments. Thanks everyone!

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  32. I'm looking for this on amazon right now!

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  33. Thanks for your post on the film! I read about it today and wasn't sure whether to go and watch it or not. You have convinced me! The cinema looks and sounds attractive! Christa

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  34. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    Where are you from?

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    1. Thank you Ionela for following. I'll definitely check out your blog soon.

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  35. Oh wow, with such actors I can't believe I haven't heard from it yet! The trailer looks good!!

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  36. I saw this movie title on a marquee at my local theatre and was very intrigued by the title. Sounds interesting!

    Catherine
    FEST

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  37. cute blog!
    what about to follow each other? :)
    xx
    veronica
    http://in-the-jungle-of-fashion.blogspot.it/

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  38. This sounds like such a cute movie! I'm not sure that it's playing near me, but if it is I'll have to check it out!

    -Ellie

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  39. I definitively must to checK it out!...Awesome post Miss B.!
    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  40. Sound like something for me! Thank you :)

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