Thursday, 24 October 2013

Stone Me!

The marvellous Ms Marianne Stone appears briefly in Children's Film Foundation classic 'Sammy's Super T-Shirt' (1978). She makes the most of her screen time, and pulls as many faces as she can. 

The film is one of the more watchable CFF efforts, and is genuinely funny in places. By today's standards, however, the idea of two boiler suit clad men (Julian Holloway and Richard Vernon, also pictured) kidnapping young boys and keeping them captive in an abandoned house is a little worrying, as is this shot of Vernon a split second after he has received his just desserts. 

The camera lingers on his recumbent form for far too long, and you end up looking at his splayed ball bag in spite of yourself.   

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