British Film Quote for Issue

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

In case you haven’t noticed, but in every issue of the newspaper, The Rabbit Film Section has a famous quote on the headline. Why do we do this?

Well, the quote often serves as inspiration of that weeks issue. And of course, this past week we have been celebrating British Film, in all its glory.

And, who better to serve as inspiration than Prime Minister Winston Churchill, check out his quote below;

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”

Bunny and the Bull Review

Words by Anna Parker

****

It’s fair to say that over the years the British have excelled at one thing in particular: Comedy.  One film, which especially verges on the surreal, is ‘Bunny and the Bull’, directed by Paul King, released in 2009.

Starring Edward Hogg (‘Misfits’) who is reflecting on a road trip he made with his best friend Simon Farnaby (‘The Mighty Boosh’) across Europe whilst encountering various bizarre and mind bending characters (including  The Mighty Boosh actors Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt) And ‘The IT Crowd’s’ Richard Ayoade, before tragedy leaves Hogg to give up on his girlfriend and live as a recluse unable to leave in his flat.

The strengths of the film include genuinely hilarious moments metered out with a surprisingly dark twist in the narrative. At times it seems the film could have easily been just an extended episode of ‘The Mighty Boosh’.

But King gives it depth by addressing issues such as death and mental illness; whilst channelling director Michel Gondry, with beautiful and whimsical scenes, such as a bull made entirely from clockwork.

Overall a film which manages to be funny, sad and dreamlike whilst celebrating the surrealism that British comedy does so well.

British Film

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

British Film, it is unique and brilliant. Quite often us Brits underestimate just what we can do. The massive success of the Olympics proved that. We proved to a worldwide audience that not only in sport were we one of the best, but, culturally we are at the forefront of ground breaking theatre, dance, music and of course, film.

Check out some British Film images below;