Peep Show is back! Hooray!

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 1:45 PM

I spent a quiet Friday night in last night because it was a special occasion - Peep Show is back for a new series! I don't watch much TV, and can rarely keep up with a series as I never remember to be in front of a telly at the same time every week, but I make an exception for Peep Show, the best British comedy since The Office. This is its fourth series, and I was a little worried it might have run out of steam, but no need - it was a classic episode. Welcome back, Mark and Jeremy, my wonderfully pathetic pals!

Intacto

A movie recommendation. I watched a favourite last night, a Spanish film called Intacto. Here's a little hook-writing practice:

Luck is not just a gift, but a commodity to be traded, lost and won. Federico, once employed at an isolated casino to steal luck from its customers, seeks out the only survivor of a plane crash, Tomas. Federico convinces Tomas to join him on a journey through a bizarre underworld where ordinary people, and whatever luck they posess, are gambled alongside money, houses, racehorses and cars. The ultimate prize is the chance to face the luckiest man in the world, Samuel (a chilling Max von Sydow), Federico's former employer, in the deadliest gamble of all: a game of Russian Roulette, a game Samuel has never lost. Federico knows Tomas might be the only one capable of beating Samuel, the man who stole his luck seven years before, and will risk everything to bring his new protégé and old mentor face-to-face.

:)

Anyway, here's a clip from the movie, a scene in which the competitors are running for their bid at facing Samuel...

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6 Comments:

Blogger McKoala said...

I thought this was pretty good - only thing was that that starting sentence didn't seem to refer to anything. Is this 'In a world where luck is a commodity to be traded, Federico...' etc? And it's a bit of a surprise that Federico has lost his luck - maybe mention that upfront and then later say that it was Samuel that stole it?

Dare ya to practice over at the Crapometer... g'wan!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Conduit said...

Oh, all right, then... :)

2:55 PM  
Blogger McKoala said...

LOL! Your hook at the C'ometer was great.

9:56 PM  
Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

Did you read that story at E-spec a while back about Luck? It's a pill that one gets addicted to...

one of my all-time favorites at the zine.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Conduit said...

I didn't - I'll make a point of checking it out.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Conduit said...

SS@S - I just read that. The ending took me by surprise. I like the analogy of faith, hope and luck being placebos for life.

2:49 PM  

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