Made in 140 Characters

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Last night, Nigel Cole’s averagely entertaining Made in Dagenham (2010) was shown on the BBC last night. For those who missed it, it’s available on BBC iPlayer here. But in case you didn’t find the film entertaining enough, the BBC decided to try something revolutionary. A live director’s commentary brought to you by twitter.

Okay, maybe it isn’t that revolutionary but it’s quite a neat little idea. The only problem is that it’ll only work on a film that needs a directors commentary. Even though you can only type 140 characters on twitter, there’s sadly not a lot you can talk about as the director of Made in Dagenham. It’s a fairly safe film. Anyway, you can check out all of last night’s tweets from director Nigel Cole over at his twitter account here. However, for those of you who just can’t be bothered to read through all those tweets, I’ve compiled a short (I emphasise the word short) set of highlights below.

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 Yes, it’s true. It was very hot when Andrea Riseborough did her work in her bra.

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 Those men didn’t knew sewing!

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Yes Nigel Cole, thank you for creating one of the deepest characters of our time. I really felt that he wanted to support her, especially when he told her to stop what she was doing.

Nice try Nigel Cole and the BBC but I’d suggest doing a more interesting film next time.

Matt.

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