Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Four great things Brits do well

There's a terrific review here of the new film Valkerie, which is about the plot to blow up Hitler during the war. Referring to the "entire battalion" of Brits playing Nazis, Anthony Lane delivers this great line:
Character acting is, of course, one of the four things that the British still do supremely well, the others being soldiering, tailoring, and getting drunk in public, but you can have too much of a good thing, and there were points in “Valkyrie” when I felt that I was watching a slightly outrĂ© installment of the Harry Potter series.
Superb. Can you think of any more? Hat tip: David Hepworth.

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