A twisted fairy tale?

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A propensity towards cartoonish violence, along with many pop culture and historical references, led to an interesting debate at the first Film Club meeting at Campbeltown Picture House last Wednesday night.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood was the first film under the spotlight.

This graphic fairy story was loved by some, too violent for others and downright hated by a few but all that made for an illuminating and animated discussion on the movie and Tarantino’s unique, although somewhat gory, storytelling techniques.

Helen Pickering, the driving force behind the Film Club, said of the inaugural meeting: ‘I am really pleased with the turnout for the first meeting. There was a wide range of contrasting opinions that led to some varied, but good-natured, discussions in which everyone participated.’

The group, which will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, now has The Goldfinch in its sights. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, this intriguing drama begins screening on Friday September 27.

The Campbeltown Picture House Film Club will meet on Wednesday October 2 at 7pm in the conference room at the cinema.

Helen said: ‘It is free and all are welcome, so please go and watch the film at your convenience then come join us for the next Film Club meeting. To paraphrase Schwarzenegger – We’ll be back!’