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As Corporal Jones, Dunn was Meursault with a dash of Mr Magoo and one of the sweetest characters ever to grace a sitcom
What was most adorable about Corporal Jones, the character the late Clive Dunn immortalised in Dad's Army during the late 1960s and early 1970s, was that he turned left when everybody else turned right. Or right when they turned left. He was out of joint with existence. He was Camus' Meursault with a dash of Mr Magoo.
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But he was more than that. Dunn ventriloquised one of the sweetest characters to ever grace a sitcom. Jones was a storyteller more digressive than Ronnie Corbett: "You're going into the realms of absurdity now," weekly complained his commanding officer Captain Mainwaring as Jones outlined an insane plot to waylay the Hun or crazily embroidered his part in some venerable altercation with Boers. »
- Stuart Jeffries
The Reptile, 1966.
Directed by John Gilling.
It is always refreshing to see a film launch straight into the action. No opening narration, no subtitles, no easing us in gently. From the word go, we’re stepping into dangerous territory, as some poor devil wanders about a darkened stately home, a letter in his hand, fear in his eyes. A smiling Malay waits at the foot of the stairs, watching as a shape emerges from the shadows, and sinks its teeth into our man’s neck. He runs, falls down the staircase, foaming at the mouth, his wound turning all sorts of colours you just know skin shouldn’t be. »
2 items from 2012
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