Brimstone and Treacle is a modern gothic tale about the evil that men do and the price that must be paid to make things right. The film, a remake of a 1976 teleplay that included Denholm Elliot in its original cast as Mr. Bates, the film also included an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go's, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930's little diddy called "Spread A Little Happiness", performed by Sting by himself. Written by
Gerry Kissell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An intriguing fantasy of angelic innocence and devilish passion.
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Playwright Dennis Potter
said of his play 'Brimstone & Treacle' in 1978: "I had written Brimstone and Treacle in difficult personal circumstances. Years of acute psoriatic arthropathy-unpleasantly affecting skin and joints-had not only taken their toll in physical damage but had also, and perhaps inevitably, mediated my view of the world and the people in it. I recall writing (and the words now make me shudder) that the only meaningful sacrament left to human beings was for them to gather in the streets in order to be sick together, splashing vomit on the paving stones as the final and most eloquent plea to an apparently deaf, dumb and blind God. [...] I was engaged in an extremely severe struggle not so much against the dull grind of a painful and debilitating illness but with unresolved, almost unacknowledged, 'spiritual' questions." See more
Miss Holdsworth, raise your skirt please.
Opening credits are listed on the pages of a book floating on moving water. See more
Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #10.5
Brimstone & Treacle
Written and performed by Sting See more